Eros - NEAR

Eros' eastern and western hemispheres

These mosaics show the eastern and western hemispheres of near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros. The images making up these mosaics were taken by NEAR-Shoemaker on 23 February 2000 from orbit at a distance of about 355 km. The top mosaic shows the eastern hemisphere of Eros. The large depression to the left is the crater Himeros. The smaller crater to the right of Himero is Cupid, and right of that is the larger Valentine crater, above Valentine is Leander. The lower image shows the western hemisphere, dominated by the crater Psyche, roughly 5 km in diameter, near the center. Features as small as about 35 meters can be resolved. 433 Eros is about 33 x 13 x 13 km in size. North is roughly at 11:00. The mosaics were created from images 0126712790, 0126713054, 0126713230, 0126723526, 0126723790 and 0126723878. (NEAR Eros 0126712790_mos)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-02-23
Distance/Range (km): 335.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): N/A

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: crater
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_0126712790_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