This image together with the next 13 images  shows Ida as
     it appeared in the field of view of Galileo's camera on August 28, 1993. Asteroid Ida
     rotates once every 4 hours, 39 minutes and clockwise when viewed from above the
     north pole; these images cover about one Ida 'day.' This sequence has been used to
     create a 3-D model that shows Ida to be almost croissant shaped. The earliest view
     (first in series) was taken from a range of 240,000 kilometers (150,000 miles), 5.4 hours
     before closest approach. The asteroid Ida draws its name from mythology, in which
     the Greek god Zeus was raised by the nymph Ida.