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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: 6265

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: 7668

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: 9099

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 picture shows the asteroids Ida (left) and Gaspra (right) to the same scale. These images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft while enroute to Jupiter. Gaspra was imaged on October 29, 1991 at a range of 3,300 miles (5,300 km).
This picture shows the asteroids Ida (left) and Gaspra (right) to the same scale. These images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft while enroute to Jupiter. Gaspra was imaged on October 29, 1991 at a range of 3,300 miles (5,300 km).

Ida and Gaspra

This picture shows the asteroids Ida (left) and Gaspra (right) to the same scale. These images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft while enroute to Jupiter. Gaspra was imaged on October 29, 1991 at a range of 3,300 miles (5,300 km).

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00332
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 53

Ida and Gaspra

This picture shows the asteroids Ida (left) and Gaspra (right) to the same scale. These images were taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft while enroute to Jupiter. Gaspra was imaged on October 29, 1991 at a range of 3,300 miles (5,300 km).

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This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.
This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.

Nine Galileo Views in Exaggerated Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida

This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00331
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 37

Nine Galileo Views in Exaggerated Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida

This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.

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This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.
This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.

Nine Galileo Views in Natural Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida

This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.

Target: Ida
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
ID#: PIA00330
Added: 1998-06-04

Views: 42

Nine Galileo Views in Natural Color of Main-Belt Asteroid Ida

This set of color images of asteroid 243 Ida was taken by the imaging system on NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it approached and raced past the asteroid on August 28, 1993.

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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: 123

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: 121

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: 113

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: 9888

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: 180

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: 177

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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