PIA03120: Color Mapping the Southern Hemisphere
Target Name: Eros
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: NEAR Shoemaker
Spacecraft: NEAR Shoemaker
Instrument: Multi-Spectral Imager
Product Size: 372 x 472 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Johns Hopkins University/APL
Addition Date: 2001-02-17
Primary Data Set: NEAR Home Page
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NEAR Shoemaker took this image on October 30, 2000, from an orbital altitude of 189 kilometers (118 miles), as part of a color mapping sequence. The whole view is about 6.7 kilometers (4.2 miles) across and shows the inside of a 3.2-kilometer (2-mile) diameter crater. The brightness features on the crater's wall are characteristic of most of the larger craters on Eros.

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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