Eros - NEAR

Close-up of Eros

This image of asteroid 433 Eros was taken by NEAR Shoemaker from orbit on 6 August 2000 from an altitude of 49 kilometers. It is near sunset at this point on the asteroid, the oblique illumination exaggerates the surface features. A number of large boulders can be seen on the surface, the brightest to the upper right of the crater at the bottom of the image is about 30 meters across. The frame is about 2.2 km across. (NEAR Eros 0140941905)
Larger image: 56 K

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-08-06
Distance/Range (km): 49.
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_0140941905
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.