Eros - NEAR

Psyche Crater on Eros

This mosaic of images taken by the NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft shows the 5 km diameter Psyche crater on near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros. Features as small as 20 meters can be resolved. A large boulder can be seen near the bottom of the crater. Note the distinctive bright patches on the walls of the crater. A number of grooves can also be seen radiating from the right of the crater. The images were taken on 14 February 2000 from about 330 km. Psyche Crater is centered at 32 N, 95 W and the Sun is shining from the northeast. Eros is about 33 x 13 x 13 km in size. (NEAR Eros 0127531846_mos)
Larger image: 96 K

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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-09 T 13:00
Distance/Range (km): 100.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): 32., 95.
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_0127531846_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


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Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 633, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 630, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
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Updated 28 April 2003, DRW.