Mathilde - NEAR
Mosaic of Mathilde
This is a mosaic of the main belt asteroid 253 Mathilde made up
of four images returned by the NEAR spacecraft during its flyby.
The images were taken on 27 June 1997 from a distance of 2400 km.
The portion of the asteroid visible is about 59 x 47 km and the
resolution is roughly 300 m. Three large craters can be
discerned, one at lower center, one at the top left viewed
edge-on, and one at lower right, also viewed edge-on. The crater
at center is estimated to be 10 km deep. These large craters,
the abundance of smaller craters, and the angular shape point to
a history of heavy bombardment. Lighting is from the upper right.
(NEAR Mathilde 199706271400)
Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1997-06-27 T 14:00
Distance/Range (km): 2400.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Area or Feature Type: global view, crater
Instrument: Multispectral Imager
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 244 x 537
Instrument Field of View (deg): 2.25 x 2.9
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: NEAR_19970627_mos
Other Image ID number:
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A
Updated 26 March 2003, DRW.