PIA03146: Final Eros Images: Range 700 meters (2,300 feet)
Target Name: Eros
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: NEAR Shoemaker
Spacecraft: NEAR Shoemaker
Instrument: Multi-Spectral Imager
Product Size: 492 x 362 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's image of asteroid 433 Eros taken from a range of 700 meters (2,300 feet). The image is 33 meters (108 feet) across. The large, oblong rock casting a big shadow measures 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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/JHUAPL

Image Addition Date:
2001-02-17