NEAR Eros Descent Image

[NEAR descent image of asteroid Eros]

NEAR Shoemaker took this image of asteroid 433 Eros from a range of 3,773 feet (1.15 kilometers). The image is 177 feet (54 meters) across. The large rock at lower left is 24 feet (7.4 meters) across. The large boulder rests upon the surface with some overhang, while some of the smaller boulders appear partly buried by finer loose material.

(Image 0157416593)

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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