PIA02472: Eros Image Mosaic, Looking North
 Target Name:  Eros
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  NEAR Shoemaker 
 Spacecraft:  NEAR Shoemaker
 Instrument:  Multi-Spectral Imager 
 Product Size:  666 x 609 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Johns Hopkins University/APL
 Addition Date:  2000-05-07
 Primary Data Set:  NEAR Home Page
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02472.tif (137.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02472.jpg (21 kB)

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This image mosaic of Eros was taken by the NEAR spacecraft on Feb. 18, 2000 from a range of 224 miles (361 kilometers). The smallest detail visible on the surface is about 115 feet (35 meters) across. At the time the spacecraft was over the shadowed southern hemisphere, looking north at a crescent Eros. Although this view of Eros is similar to others that have been returned, the coverage at different illumination and viewing geometries provides important information on the shapes of landforms.

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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