Eros - NEAR

Mosaic Image of the Saddle of Eros

This mosaic of NEAR Shoemaker images shows the "saddle" region of Near-Earth asteroid 433 Eros. The images were taken on 5 September 2000 from 100 km. The western part of the saddle is facing the Sun. The high angle lighting minimizes shading variations over most of the image, but emphasizes brightness variations, exposing the bright mottling on the surface. Features as small as about 10 meters can be resolved in this image. 433 Eros is about 33 x 13 x 13 km in size. This is a mosaic of images 0143581009, 0143581071, 0143581133, and 0143581195. (NEAR Eros 0143581009_mos)
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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_0143581009_mos
Other Image ID number: 0143581009, 0143581071, 0143581133, 0143581195
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Dr. David R. Williams,

Last updated: 24 September 2015