Eros - NEAR

Mosaic of Eros

This mosaic was made from images of near Earth asteroid 433 Eros taken from orbit at a distance of about 100 km. The knobs sticking out of the surface near the top of the image are probably remnants of ancient impact craters. The very faint grooves that run diagonally across the surface in this image may have formed during a collision between the asteroid and a smaller body. The mosaic was made from images 0143581726, 0143581602, 0143581788, and 0143581664. Eros is about 33 x 13 x 13 km in size. (NEAR Eros 0143581726_mos)
Larger image: 108 K

High resolution jpg file (0.2 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-09-05
Distance/Range (km): 100.
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_0143581726_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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If you have any questions/comments about this page, contact:
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 02 December 2003, DRW.