Springer, Sep 19, 2015 - Science - 297 pages.  The range of orbits generated by the simulations was narrowed down by the necessity of having the orbits pass through points at which Galileo observed Dactyl to be at 16:52:05 UT on 28 August 1993, about 90 km (56 mi) from Ida at longitude 85°.  However, this is inconsistent with the estimated age of the Ida–Dactyl system of less than 100 million years; it is unlikely that Dactyl, due to its small size, could have escaped being destroyed in a major collision for longer.  The remaining images were sent in February 1994, when the spacecraft's proximity to the Earth allowed higher speed transmissions. The top image pair is the lowest resolution and the  Dactyl may have suffered a major impact around 100 million years ago, which reduced its size..  Ida's irregular shape is responsible for the asteroid's very uneven gravitational field. another asteroid, giving birth to dozens of smaller asteroids. Dactyl is one of the most peculiar moons in the solar system because, rather than orbiting a planet, it orbits an asteroid.  It is marked by more than a dozen craters with a diameter greater than 80 m (260 ft), indicating that the moon has suffered many collisions during its history. This view shows numerous craters, including , Ida originated in the breakup of the roughly 120 km (75 mi) diameter Koronis parent body.  OC meteorites contain varying amounts of the silicates olivine and pyroxene, iron, and feldspar. color in the violet than any area on this side of Ida. , Galileo's trajectory carried it into the asteroid belt twice on its way to Jupiter. Dactyl is made more or less from the same kind of material as Ida. limb). The visibility of the moon's dark limb has provided valuable information on the size and shape of the tiny moon, which measures about 1.2 x 1.4 x1.6 kilometers (0.75 x 0.87 x 1 mile). NASA / JPL. , Ida's region 2 features several sets of grooves, most of which are 100 m (330 ft) wide or less and up to 4 km (2.5 mi) long. High Resolution View of Dactyl Sep 12, 1996 This image is the most detailed picture of the recently discovered natural satellite of asteroid 243 Ida taken by the Galileo Solid-State Imaging camera during its encounter with the asteroid on August 28, 1993. Asteroids with moons are not so uncommon: the two impact craters of the Nördlinger Ries and Steinheim in southern Germany were very probably caused by an asteroid with a diameter of 1500 metres and its 150 metre accompanying moon.  Mission planners delayed the decision to attempt a flyby until they were certain that this would leave the spacecraft enough propellant to complete its Jupiter mission. Print a small version of the image on a page, hold The larger crater The craters are 300 and 200 meters in diameter, respectively. Ida was discovered on 29 September 1884 by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa at the Vienna Observatory.  The calculated maximum moment of inertia of a uniformly dense object the same shape as Ida coincides with the spin axis of the asteroid. craters on the upper left end of Ida, around the small bright crater The first four moons listed, the Galilean moons, are visible in binoculars. 28, 1993, about 3.5 minutes before the spacecraft made its close 10,500 kilometers (6,500 miles). 243 Ida and its moon Dactyl. practice to see the images in stereo. 0.87 by 1 mile) across. It is also considerably older than estimates for the Koronis breakup. Galileo Dactyl was the first satellite found orbiting an asteroid. Dactyl (right) is about 1.6 x 1.2 km, surprisingly round for such a small body.  Most of them are located within the craters Lascaux and Mammoth, but they may not have been produced there. However, no such debris was seen in high-resolution images captured by Galileo. Ida was discovered by Johann Palisa on September 29, 1884.  The other structure is a large indentation named Vienna Regio.  Galileo was launched into orbit by the Space Shuttle Atlantis mission STS-34 on 18 October 1989. Ida's orbit lies between the planets Mars and Jupiter, like all main-belt asteroids. , Both of these discoveries—the space weathering effects and the low density—led to a new understanding about the relationship between S-type asteroids and OC meteorites. , Ida's interior probably contains some amount of impact-fractured rock, called megaregolith. The camera fortuitously captured the previously When it comes to size, it is just a little small than one moon. Its encounters of the asteroids Gaspra and Ida were secondary to the Jupiter mission.  This feature may have been filled in by debris, or blasted out of the asteroid by impacts. On August 28, 1993 Galileo came Ida and Dactyl Many other asteroids are now known to have moons.  It was named by the International Astronomical Union in 1994, for the mythological dactyls who inhabited Mount Ida on the island of Crete. closest approach to the asteroid, from a range of 10,870 kilometers The name is derived from the Dactyli, a group of mythological beings who lived on Mount Ida.  Assuming that its composition is similar to OC meteorites, which range in density from 3.48 to 3.64 g/cm3, Ida would have a porosity of 11–42%. on the terminator is about 300 meters Product Size: 580 x 400 pixels (w ... Dactyl--the first confirmed satellite or moon of an asteroid; the much smaller moon is visible to the right of Ida. approach to Ida. between 2.2 and 2.9 grams per cubic centimeter. This image is the first full picture showing both asteroid 243 Ida and  Azzurra seems to be the most recent major impact on Ida. File:243 ida.jpg. Dactyl is heavily cratered, like Ida, and consists of similar materials. Hall III. More At half the size of Pluto, the pair are often referred to as a double dwarf planet system, particularly as they orbit around a central point in space as opposed to Pluto being the centre of orbit.  The surface acceleration is lowest at the extremities because of their high rotational speed. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)  Its gravitational field produces an acceleration of about 0.3 to 1.1 cm/s2 over its surface. , Ida's major craters are named after caves and lava tubes on Earth. Dactyl and Ida share many characteristics, suggesting a common origin. baffling.  An exception to the crater morphology is the fresh, asymmetric Fingal, which has a sharp boundary between the floor and wall on one side. Dactyl is only 1.4 km in diameter. It may take some The difference in age estimates may be explained by an increased rate of cratering from the debris of the Koronis parent body's destruction.. Later telescopic observations categorized Ida as an S-type asteroid, the most numerous type in the inner asteroid belt. The surface of Ida is covered in a blanket of pulverized rock, called regolith, about 50–100 m (160–330 ft) thick. The little moon was discovered in 1993, when Galileo was passing through the asteroid belt on its way to Jupiter. century. The Galileo spacecraft imaged Ida's tiny moon for the first time in 1993. , Ida is a distinctly elongated asteroid, with an irregular surface. All three contain abundant iron in three different forms (ferrous iron oxide in silicates, metallic iron, and ferrous sulfide), usually with all three abundant enough to be classified as potential ores. This image is the most detailed picture of Dactyl taken by the Galileo The two largest imaged craters on Dactyl were named Acmon /ˈækmən/ and Celmis /ˈsɛlmɪs/, after two of the mythological dactyls. spacecraft's camera. It was adapted by Phil Stooke and unlike with the right eye. other small body models, it is quite certain. Ida, minor planet designation 243 Ida, is an asteroid in the Koronis family of the asteroid belt. It was the second asteroid visited by a spacecraft and the first found to have a natural satellite. Icarus (Or Saturn IIIXXXXXX), more commonly known As Saturn’s Small Shadow, is an moon located in Saturn’s Rings. On 28 August 1993, Ida was visited by the uncrewed Galileo spacecraft while en route to Jupiter. asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter -- the 243rd asteroid to be S-type asteroid, Ida is composed mostly of silicate rocks. , The craters are simple in structure: bowl-shaped with no flat bottoms and no central peaks. Middle: Three radar images of 66391 Moshup.The 'streaks' on the image are the moon's trail as it moved while the images were created. Dactyl is the first natural satellite of an asteroid ever discovered and photographed. , Dactyl may have originated at the same time as Ida, from the disruption of the Koronis parent body. Known moons of Jupiter are listed in order of size.  It is uncertain how long ago the disruption event occurred.  Many observations of Ida were made in early 1993 by the US Naval Observatory in Flagstaff and the Oak Ridge Observatory. , If in a circular orbit at the distance at which it was seen, Dactyl's orbital period would be about 20 hours. Three Stereo Views of Ida  Estimates of Ida's density are constrained to less than 3.2 g/cm3 by the long-term stability of Dactyl's orbit. Ida is a typical asteroid belt object. about 100 kilometers (60 miles) away from the center of Ida.  Some grooves are related to major impact events, for example a set opposite Vienna Regio. At the time this picture was taken, Ida was about 90 The crater Azzurra, for example, is named after a submerged cave on the island of Capri, also known as the Blue Grotto. (Courtesy A. Tayfun Oner). , Transmission of many Ida images was delayed due to a permanent failure in the spacecraft's high-gain antenna.  Ejecta blankets settle asymmetrically around their craters, but fast-moving ejecta that escapes from the asteroid is permanently lost.  Ida orbits the Sun at an average distance of 2.862 AU (428.1 Gm), between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. (Courtesy NASA/JPL) Its body is covered in light purplish gray skin with violet wing membranes. Overview.  The discovery of Ida's moon Dactyl, the first confirmed satellite of an asteroid, provided additional insights into Ida's composition. discovered since the first one was found at the beginning of the 19th  Although there are a few steep slopes tilting up to about 50° on Ida, the slope generally does not exceed 35°. The most fascinating feature is its diameter, which happens to be less than one mile. Ida's age is somewhat  Ida's axis of rotation precesses with a period of 77 thousand years, due to the gravity of the Sun acting upon the nonspherical shape of the asteroid. This color picture is made from images taken by the imaging system on the Galileo spacecraft about 14 minutes before its closest approach to Ida on August 28, 1993. It was discovered on 29 September 1884 by Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa at Vienna Observatory and named after a nymph from Greek mythology. Ida is the large object to the left and Dactyl is the small object to NASA Image. Privacy Statement. near the center of the asteroid and near the upper right-hand edge (the Its orbit around Ida could not be determined with much accuracy, but the constraints of possible orbits allowed a rough determination of Ida's density and revealed that it is depleted of metallic minerals. The International Astronomical Union named Dactyl for mythological creatures that lived on Mt. slightly in the foreground, closer to the spacecraft than Ida and is  Like Ida, its average temperature is about 200 K (−73 °C; −100 °F).. by looking at the left image with the left eye and the right image (Courtesy NASA/JPL) Highest-resolution image of Dactyl, recorded while, List of geological features on 243 Ida and Dactyl, "An Overview of the Asteroids: The Asteroids III Perspective", "Asteroid Density, Porosity, and Structure", "Erosion and Ejecta Reaccretion on 243 Ida and Its Moon", "Collisional and Dynamical History of Ida", "Tidal Evolution by Elongated Primaries: Implications for the Ida/Dactyl System", "Ejecta Blocks on 243 Ida and on Other Asteroids", "Report of the IAU/IAG Working Group on cartographic coordinates and rotational elements: 2006", "The vector alignments of asteroid spins by thermal torques", "Catalogue of Minor Planet Names and Discovery Circumstances", "Solving for Dactyl's Orbit and Ida's Density", "Idiosyncrasies of Ida—asteroid 243 Ida's irregular gravitational field", "Discovery of Ida's Moon Indicates Possible "Families" of Asteroids", "Johann Palisa, the most successful visual discoverer of asteroids", "JPL Small-Body Database Browser: 243 Ida", National Aeronautics and Space Administration, "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature: Ida", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=243_Ida&oldid=996727972, Wikipedia indefinitely move-protected pages, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 December 2020, at 08:35. ... and Ida with moon Dactyl. Orbits: Pluto. Determining their composition permits a correlation between meteorites falling to the Earth and their origin in the asteroid belt. ... Earth's Moon, of course, is covered in the book with highly detailed maps.  The oldest may have been formed during the breakup of the Koronis family parent body. It was named after the Dactyls, creatures which inhabited Mount Ida in Greek mythology. velocity of 12.4 km/sec (28,000 mph).  The small differences indicate that the space weathering process is less active on Dactyl. Bottom: Animation of (357439) 2004 BL 86 and its moon (left).Animation of (136617) 1994 CC, a trinary asteroid with two moons (right).  Its spectrum matched those of the asteroids in the S-type classification. The moon was named Dactyl. Ida's moon also has a different Its surface is one of the most heavily cratered in the Solar System, featuring a wide variety of crater sizes and ages. least considerably after the solar system formed some 4.5 billion years Peter Thomas and his colleagues. Dactyl was in the foreground, i.e., a little closer to the Galileo probe than Ida. Ida has a moon named Dactyl, official designation (243) Ida I Dactyl. Ida's moon Dactyl was discovered by mission member Ann Harch in images returned from Galileo. Ida & Dactyl in Color  About 95% of Ida's surface came into view of the probe during the flyby. At only a mile wide, Dactyl is the smallest moon in the solar system. These improved the measurement of Ida's orbit around the Sun and reduced the uncertainty of its position during the Galileo flyby from 78 to 60 km (48 to 37 mi). It is based upon the shape model of gravitational field. human vision; a natural color picture of this asteroid would appear This was the first discovery of an asteroid having a moon, or a "binary asteroid". This color picture is made from images taken by the Galileo spacecraft Other mythological accounts say that the Dactyli were Ida's children by Its moon, Dactyl, was discovered Feb. 17, 1994 by Ann Harch of the Galileo imaging team.  Because of this process, older regolith appears more red in color compared to freshly exposed material. The clawed hands at the bend of each wing allow it to grasp objects.  The composition of S-types was uncertain before the Galileo flybys, but was interpreted to be either of two minerals found in meteorites that had fallen to the Earth: ordinary chondrite (OC) and stony-iron. A minor planet moon is a minor planet that orbits another minor planet as its natural satellite.It is thought that many asteroids and Kuiper belt objects may possess moons, in some cases quite substantial in size. Ida on the island of Crete. This is a topographic map of Ida. Galileo scientists also believe it is virtually impossible that the moon At the time of the encounter, Ida This image has been assessed under the valued image criteria and is considered the most valued image on Commons within the scope: Diagram of the moon size comparisons.You can see its nomination here. infant Zeus after the nymph Ida hid and raised the god on the mountain. The moon is truly striking, with dark lines all over it.  The first five images were received in September 1993.  This field is so weak that an astronaut standing on its surface could leap from one end of Ida to the other, and an object moving in excess of 20 m/s (70 ft/s) could escape the asteroid entirely. Acmon is the largest crater in the above image, and Celmis is near the bottom of the image, mostly obscured in shadow. This image shows three different stereo image pairs of Ida.  Cratering has reached the saturation point, meaning that new impacts erase evidence of old ones, leaving the total crater count roughly the same.  Based on computer simulations, Dactyl's pericenter must be more than about 65 km (40 mi) from Ida for it to remain in a stable orbit. , Dactyl's orbit around Ida is not precisely known. Ida An asteroid called Ida takes up most of the space, and Dactyl is that teensy little dot on the right. It is also low near the "waist" because the mass of the asteroid is concentrated in the two halves, away from this location.. and photographed. (1,000 feet) across. material that became the small moon. the page close to your face, relax your eyes as if you were looking in Dactyl is a natural satellite that revolves around a Koronis asteroid, known as Asteroid 243 Ida, which is situated in the belt between Jupiter and Mars.  The mineral content appears to be homogeneous throughout its extent. Asteroids are small interplanetary bodies of rock or metal that mostly orbit the Sun in a belt between Mars and Jupiter, but … Ida, minor planet designation 243 Ida, is an asteroid in the Koronis family of the asteroid belt. , The data returned from the Galileo flybys of Gaspra and Ida, and the later NEAR Shoemaker asteroid mission, permitted the first study of asteroid geology. All rights reserved.  It is extremely unlikely that it was captured by Ida. Its density has been estimated to be Then we move outward to the moons of Mars, then on to many of the more notable asteroid moons, and finally to a list of less-notable ones. and slightly below center. The images are from the sequence in which Ida's moon was originally discovered. within 2,400 kilometers (1,500 miles) of 243 Ida, the second asteroid This suggests that there are no major variations of density within the asteroid. The name is derived from the Dactyli, a group of Ida when an older, larger asteroid was shattered in a collision with It is a member of the Koronis family, which scientists (6,755 miles). (Courtesy NASA/JPL)  Ida was recognized as a member of the Koronis family by Kiyotsugu Hirayama, who proposed in 1918 that the group comprised the remnants of a destroyed precursor body. It is orbited by the small moon Dactyl being just 1.4 km in diameter. Brand New and Rolled and ready to stretch or frameCanvas Art Title: Galileo spacecraft discovering asteroid 243 Ida and its moon Dactyl. This asteroid is about thirty six kilometers in diameter. Ida's surface appears heavily cratered and mostly gray, although minor color variations mark newly formed or uncovered areas. One is a prominent 40 km (25 mi) ridge named Townsend Dorsum that stretches 150 degrees around Ida's surface. The chondrites fall naturally into five composition classes, of which three have very similar mineral contents, but different proportions of metal and silicates. Scientists have yet to pin down the asteroid's exact size, but it's not that large, likely between 14 feet and 32 feet (4.4 and 9.9 meters) long, according to CNEOS.  Galileo recorded 47 images of Dactyl over an observation period of 5.5 hours in August 1993. , Ida is a member of the Koronis family of asteroid-belt asteroids. Dactyl is the first natural satellite of an asteroid ever discovered These were selected as targets in response to a new NASA policy directing mission planners to consider asteroid flybys for all spacecraft crossing the belt. The images returned from Galileo and the subsequent measurement of Ida's mass provided new insights into the geology of S-type asteroids.  Changing Galileo's trajectory to approach Ida required that it consume 34 kg (75 lb) of propellant. The range from the spacecraft was about 10,500 km.  Galileo observed evidence of recent downslope regolith movement.  The weathering of Ida's surface revealed another detail about its composition: the reflection spectra of freshly exposed parts of the surface resembled that of OC meteorites, but the older regions matched the spectra of S-type asteroids. Some rock in Ida's core may have been fractured below the large craters Mammoth, Lascaux, and Undara. In later years, telescopes and radars have discovered more binary asteroids, numbering six as of mid-2001 (the time of this writing). , Region 1 of Ida contains two major structures. clearly evident, indicating that Dactyl has suffered numerous collisions , Ida's mass is between 3.65 and 4.99 × 1016 kg.  The reflection spectra measured by remote observations of S-type asteroids, however, did not match that of OC meteorites. Thank you for becoming a … They passed each other at a relative  Ejecta blocks constitute the largest pieces of the regolith. They were many degraded craters larger than any seen on Gaspra. It was the first time a moon was discovered orbiting an asteroid. Known as 243 Ida, the asteroid was photographed from an average distance of just 3,400 kilometers some 3.5 minutes before Galileo's closest approach on Aug. 28.  Ida was the second asteroid, after Gaspra, to be imaged by a spacecraft.  However, it may have formed more recently, perhaps as ejecta from a large impact on Ida. Our Moon measures 3476 km / 2159 mi, and it is the fifth-largest Moon, being bigger than the dwarf planet Pluto. Dactyl shares many characteristics with Ida. Canvas Size: 16.40 x 12.30 inches plus an additional 1.5 inches of extra canvas on all 4 sides to allow for easy stretching and/or framingLicensor: StockTrek ImagesArtist: Elena Duvernay/Stocktrek Images by  The composition of the interior has not been directly analyzed, but is assumed to be similar to OC material based on observed surface color changes and Ida's bulk density of 2.27–3.10 g/cm3. The megaregolith layer of Ida extends between hundreds of meters below the surface to a few kilometers. Galileo found minimal variations on the surface, and the asteroid's spin indicates a consistent density. On 28 August 1993, Ida was visited by the uncrewed Galileo spacecraft while en route to Jupiter. of rotation of 4 hours, 38 minutes. scientists believe the moon may have been created at the same time as According to an analysis of Ida's cratering processes, its surface is more than a billion years old.  The ejecta excavated by impacts is deposited differently on Ida than on planets because of its rapid rotation, low gravity and irregular shape. See the picture above? unknown moon at a range of about 3,900 kilometers (2,400 miles), just They came from Cretan Ida – Heracles, Paeonaeus, Epimedes, Iasius and Idas. It was the second asteroid visited by a spacecraft …  Its orbital speed is roughly 10 m/s (33 ft/s), "about the speed of a fast run or a slowly thrown baseball". Zeus. The asteroid appears to be split into two halves, here referred to as region 1 and region 2, connected by a "waist". However beautiful is the surface, scientists believe that it is what’s beneath the surface that makes it worthy of being a part of this list.  It was his 45th asteroid discovery. Galileo spacecraft discovering the first asteroid moon, Dactyl, orbiting the asteroid 243 Ida in the universe. The Eos and Koronis families ... are entirely of type S, which is rare at their heliocentric distances ... Nearly a month after a successful photo session, the Galileo spacecraft last week finished radioing to Earth a high-resolution portrait of the second asteroid ever to be imaged from space. These three classes, referred to collectively as the ordinary chondrites, contain quite different amounts of metal. 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