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This artist's diagram based on observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope compares the Epsilon Eridani system to our own solar system. The two systems are structure
This artist's diagram based on observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope compares the Epsilon Eridani system to our own solar system. The two systems are structure

Young Solar System in the Making (Artist Concept)

This artist's diagram based on observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope compares the Epsilon Eridani system to our own solar system. The two systems are structure

Target: Epsilon Eridani
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA11376
Added: 2008-10-27

Views: 6200

Young Solar System in the Making (Artist Concept)

This artist's diagram based on observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope compares the Epsilon Eridani system to our own solar system. The two systems are structure

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This artist's conception shows the closest known planetary system to our own, called Epsilon Eridani. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the system hosts two asteroid belts.
This artist's conception shows the closest known planetary system to our own, called Epsilon Eridani. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the system hosts two asteroid belts.

Double the Rubble (Artist Concept)

This artist's conception shows the closest known planetary system to our own, called Epsilon Eridani. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the system hosts two asteroid belts.

Target: Epsilon Eridani
Mission: Spitzer Space Telescope
Spacecraft: Spitzer Space Telescope
ID#: PIA11375
Added: 2008-10-27

Views: 7578

Double the Rubble (Artist Concept)

This artist's conception shows the closest known planetary system to our own, called Epsilon Eridani. Observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope show that the system hosts two asteroid belts.

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During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.
During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.

Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color

During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00333
Added: 1998-11-03

Views: 8834

Asteroid Ida and its Satellite Dactyl in Enhanced Color

During its examination of the asteroid Ida, NASA's Galileo spacecraft returned images of a second object, Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida.

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This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1,900 to 2,375 miles) on August 28, 1993.
This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1,900 to 2,375 miles) on August 28, 1993.

Asteroid Ida - Five Frame Mosaic

This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1,900 to 2,375 miles) on August 28, 1993.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00135
Added: 1996-09-12

Views: 51

Asteroid Ida - Five Frame Mosaic

This view of the asteroid 243 Ida is a mosaic of five image frames acquired by NASA's Galileo spacecraft's solid-state imaging system at ranges of 3,057 to 3,821 kilometers (1,900 to 2,375 miles) on August 28, 1993.

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This montage of 14 images (the time order is right to left, bottom to top) shows asterpod Ida as it appeared in the field of view of NASA's Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993.
This montage of 14 images (the time order is right to left, bottom to top) shows asterpod Ida as it appeared in the field of view of NASA's Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993.

Asteroid Ida Rotation Sequence

This montage of 14 images (the time order is right to left, bottom to top) shows asterpod Ida as it appeared in the field of view of NASA's Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00070
Added: 1996-02-01

Views: 56

Asteroid Ida Rotation Sequence

This montage of 14 images (the time order is right to left, bottom to top) shows asterpod Ida as it appeared in the field of view of NASA's Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993.

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This is the first full picture showing both asteroid 243 Ida and its newly discovered moon to be transmitted to Earth NASA's Galileo spacecraft -- the first conclusive evidence that natural satellites of asteroids exist.
This is the first full picture showing both asteroid 243 Ida and its newly discovered moon to be transmitted to Earth NASA's Galileo spacecraft -- the first conclusive evidence that natural satellites of asteroids exist.

Asteroid Ida and Its Moon

This is the first full picture showing both asteroid 243 Ida and its newly discovered moon to be transmitted to Earth NASA's Galileo spacecraft -- the first conclusive evidence that natural satellites of asteroids exist.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00136
Added: 1996-02-01

Views: 48

Asteroid Ida and Its Moon

This is the first full picture showing both asteroid 243 Ida and its newly discovered moon to be transmitted to Earth NASA's Galileo spacecraft -- the first conclusive evidence that natural satellites of asteroids exist.

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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 August 28, 1993.
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 August 28, 1993.

Ida and Dactyl in Enhanced Color

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 August 28, 1993.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00069
Added: 1996-01-29

Views: 9772

Ida and Dactyl in Enhanced Color

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 August 28, 1993.

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This composite image shows the asteroid 243 Ida as seen from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its approach on August 28, 1993.
This composite image shows the asteroid 243 Ida as seen from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its approach on August 28, 1993.

Asteroid Ida - 6 Views Showing Rotation

This composite image shows the asteroid 243 Ida as seen from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its approach on August 28, 1993.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00137
Added: 1996-01-29

Views: 91

Asteroid Ida - 6 Views Showing Rotation

This composite image shows the asteroid 243 Ida as seen from NASA's Galileo spacecraft during its approach on August 28, 1993.

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NASA's Galileo imaging system captured this picture of the limb of the asteroid 243 Ida about 46 seconds after its closest approach on August 28, 1993, from a range of only 2480 kilometers.
NASA's Galileo imaging system captured this picture of the limb of the asteroid 243 Ida about 46 seconds after its closest approach on August 28, 1993, from a range of only 2480 kilometers.

Asteroid Ida - Limb at Closest Approach

NASA's Galileo imaging system captured this picture of the limb of the asteroid 243 Ida about 46 seconds after its closest approach on August 28, 1993, from a range of only 2480 kilometers.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00138
Added: 1996-01-29

Views: 103

Asteroid Ida - Limb at Closest Approach

NASA's Galileo imaging system captured this picture of the limb of the asteroid 243 Ida about 46 seconds after its closest approach on August 28, 1993, from a range of only 2480 kilometers.

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