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23/08/1993 The Galileo spacecraft discovers a moon Dactyl


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The Galileo Spacecraft's Trajectory


Galileo Spacecraft

A minor-planet moon is an astronomical object that orbits a 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. The first asteroid moon was confirmed when the Galileo probe discovered the small Dactyl orbiting 243 Ida in the asteroid belt.
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