Eros - NEAR

Mosaic of one of the long ends of Eros

This mosaic of two images shows one of the ends of asteroid 433 Eros. The images were taken on 16 September 2000 from orbit 100 km above Eros. Note how the area is very smooth compared to other parts of Eros, and most of the craters have been degraded. A few large boulders are visible by their shadows, and one large feature can be seen protruding over the horizon near the top center of the image. This is a mosaic of images 144528837 and 144528713. 433 Eros is about 33 x 13 x 13 km in size. (NEAR Eros 0144528837_mos)
Larger image: 96 K

High resolution jpg file (0.2 Mb)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2000-09-16
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_0144528837_mos
Other Image ID number: 144528837, 144528713
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.