PIA03126: Multiple Horizons
 Target Name:  Eros
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  NEAR Shoemaker 
 Spacecraft:  NEAR Shoemaker
 Instrument:  Multi-Spectral Imager 
 Product Size:  337 x 472 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Johns Hopkins University/APL
 Addition Date:  2001-02-17
 Primary Data Set:  NEAR Home Page
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03126.tif (55.78 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03126.jpg (12.95 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

NEAR Shoemaker took this picture looking across the saddle region of Eros on December 9, 2000, from an 80-kilometer (49-mile) altitude. The curvatures shown in the foreground and background are the eastern and western edges of the saddle, respectively. The high, bouldery area between is the broad ridge that separates the main eastern and western parts of the composite depression. The picture covers a region about 2.2 kilometers (1.4 miles) 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:

Image Addition Date: