Eros - NEAR

Full view of Eros just after orbit insertion

This image was taken on 14 February 2000, just after NEAR-Shoemaker was inserted into orbit around near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros. The irregularly shaped asteroid has gone through intense collisions over its history. Some house-sized boulders are visible on the surface. Degraded and fresher looking craters dot the surface, a bright patch is visible at top left, and shallow troughs can be seen below the patch. 433 Eros is about 33 x 13 x 13 km in size, features as small as 35 meters across can be resolved. This image was created from images 0125971425 and 0125971487. (NEAR Eros 0125971425_mos)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-02-14
Distance/Range (km): N/A
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view
Instrument: Multispectral Imager
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 244 x 537
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.25 x 2.9
Filter: N/A
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: NEAR_0125971425_mos
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015