More than a dozen craters larger than 80 meters (250 feet) in diameter are clearly evident, indicating that Dactyl has suffered numerous collisions from smaller solar system debris during its history. The larger crater on the terminator is about 300 meters (1,000 feet) across.
At the time this picture was taken, Ida was about 90 kilometers (56 miles)
away from the moon, outside this frame to the left and slightly below center.
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