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Ida and Dactyl
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Ida and Dactyl
Date: 25 May 1994

Asteroid Ida and its moon Dactyl. Scientists found the moon - the first discovered orbiting and asteroid - when the Galileo spacecraft flew past Ida in 1994.

Image Credit: NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Credit: Lunar and Planetary Institute



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