951 Gaspra
951 Gaspra T
Gaspra transparent from
Discovered by G. N. Neujmin
Date of Discovery 30 July 1916
951 Gaspra is an S-type asteroid that orbits very close to the inner edge of the asteroid belt. Gaspra was the first asteroid ever to be closely approached when it was visited by the Galileo spacecraft, which flew by on its way to Jupiter on 29 October 1991.