Eros - NEAR

Descent Image of Eros from 700 meters

This image of the surface of main belt asteroid 433 Eros was taken from 700 meters as NEAR-Shoemaker descended to the surface. The frame is about 33 meters across. The large rock at lower left is about 7.4 meters across. The individual rocks and boulders are probably primarily ejecta from impact craters, amny of the rocks show cracking on their surface. The spacecraft passed over this rocky region from upper right to lower left as it descended. (NEAR Eros 0157416873)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 2001-02-12 T 19:41:54
Distance/Range (km): .70
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): -36., 280.
Orbit(s): lander

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: 3
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): 62.54
Phase Angle (deg): 66.11
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): 18.86

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: N/A
NASA Image ID number: NEAR_0157416873
Other Image ID number: N/A
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 96-008A-01B
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