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Asteroids: Eros, Gaspra, Ida, Vesta
These views of asteroids were imaged at close range by the Galileo and Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft. They are presented at the same scale, and images of Mars' moons, Phobos and Deimos, and Ida's moon Dactyl are also shown. The accompanying text provides a description of the images, some historical facts and statistical data, along with significant dates in asteroid exploration.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
Adobe Acrobat reader
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
This publication is in the public domain and is not protected by copyright. Permission is not required for duplication
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-257
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration