PIA02911: Rock Bands
 Target Name:  Eros
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  NEAR Shoemaker 
 Spacecraft:  NEAR Shoemaker
 Instrument:  Multi-Spectral Imager 
 Product Size:  477 x 342 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Johns Hopkins University/APL
 Addition Date:  2000-06-10
 Primary Data Set:  NEAR Home Page
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02911.tif (134 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02911.jpg (16.74 kB)

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Images of Eros returned by NEAR Shoemaker show that many of the asteroid's craters have striking brightness patterns on their walls. This image, taken May 16, 2000, from an orbital altitude of 50 kilometers (31 miles), shows these brightness patterns at high spatial resolution. The whole scene is about 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) across, and shows features as small as 4 meters (13 feet). The brighter materials are several percent more reflective than their surroundings.

Built and managed by The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland, NEAR was the first spacecraft launched in NASA's Discovery Program of low-cost, small-scale planetary missions. See the NEAR web page at http://near.jhuapl.edu/ for more details.

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