Eros - NEAR

Mosaic of central region of Eros

This picture is a mosaic of four images of the central region of near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros. The images were taken from orbit at an altitude of 100 km on 9 September 2000. Eros' "saddle" region is towards the top of the image. At upper right is a large groove. The bright area towards the left is a topographic rise. Left of this rise is the most boulder-rich area on the asteroid. Eros is roughly 13 km wide. This mosaic was produced from images 143707341, 143707256, 143707426, and 143707511. (NEAR Eros 0143707341_mos)
Larger image: 72 K

High resolution jpg file (0.1 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-09-09
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_0143707341_mos
Other Image ID number: 143707341, 143707256, 143707426, 143707511
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 25 April 2003, DRW.