NEAR Shoemaker took this image of asteroid 433 Eros from a range of 1,150 meters (3,773 feet). The image is 54 meters (177 feet) across. The large rock at lower left is 7.4 meters (24 feet) across.
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.