NEAR Eros Descent Image

[NEAR descent image of asteroid Eros]

NEAR Shoemaker's image of asteroid 433 Eros taken from a range of 2,300 feet (700 meters). The image is 107 feet (33 meters) across. The large, oblong rock casting a big shadow measures 24 feet (7.4 meters) across. Small craters and cracks are visible in individual boulders. Some of the boulders may be ejecta from distant craters, possibly broken apart further upon reimpact with the surface.

(Image 0157416873)

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Dr. David R. Williams,
NSSDCA, Mail Code 690.1
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771

NASA Official: Dr. Ed Grayzeck,
Last Updated: 14 February 2001, DRW