two asteroids in black space
Photojournal: PIA00069
Source: NASA/JPL
Published: August 28, 2018

This color picture is made from images taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft about 14 minutes before its closest approach to asteroid 243 Ida on Aug. 28, 1993. The range from the spacecraft was about 10,500 kilometers (6,500 miles). The images used are from the sequence in which Ida's moon was originally discovered; the moon is visible to the right of the asteroid.

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