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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This display shows highly processed images of the outburst of comet Tempel 1 between June 22 and 23, 2005. The pictures were taken by NASA's Deep Impact's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02111:
Analyzing a Cometary 'Sneeze'
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-30 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on June 30, 2005.
PIA02113:
Headed Toward the Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. It was taken on July 1, 2005.
PIA02114:
Less Than Three Days Away!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of NASA's Deep Impact's impactor probe was taken by the mission's mother ship, or flyby spacecraft, after the two separated at 11:07 p.m. Pacific time, July 2 (2:07 a.m. Eastern time, July 3), 2005. The impactor is seen at the center.
PIA02115:
Separation Anxiety Over for Deep Impact
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image from an animation shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact.
PIA02117:
Journey to a Comet (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows the initial ejecta that resulted when NASA's Deep Impact probe collided with comet Tempel 1 at 10:52 p.m. Pacific time, July 3 (1:52 a.m. Eastern time, July 4), 2005.
PIA02121:
Bull's Eye!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-04 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This frame from a movie was taken by Deep Impact's flyby spacecraft shows the flash that occurred when comet Tempel 1 ran over the spacecraft's probe. It was taken by the flyby craft's medium-resolution camera.
PIA02130:
Impactor No More (Animation) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-11-28 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's Deep Impact's Tempel 1 Mission Update. Images of impact taken with the medium resolution imager. The blue dotted line is the position of the spectrometer's slit.
PIA02144:
Tempel 1 Mission Update
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-09-08 Hartley 2 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This first image of comet 103P/Hartley 2 was taken from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft 60 days prior to the spacecraft's flyby of the comet.
PIA13374:
Deep Impact Spacecraft's First Glimpse of Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-10-26 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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This image from NASA's EPOXI mission shows Hartley 2 moving across the background field of stars. The coma, or cloud of gas and dust around the comet, expands and brightens over this time period. Animation available at the Photojournal.
PIA13547:
Hartley 2 on the Move
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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Comet Hartley 2 can be seen in glorious detail in this image from NASA's EPOXI mission. It was taken as the spacecraft flew by around 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT), from a distance of about 700 kilometers (435 miles).
PIA13570:
Introducing Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This enhanced image, one of the closest taken of comet Harley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows jets and where they originate from the surface. There are jets outgassing from the sunward side, the night side, and along the terminator.
PIA13574:
Jets Galore
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image, one of the closest taken of comet Hartley 2 by NASA's EPOXI mission, shows many features across the comet's surface. The length of the comet is equal to the distance between the Capitol building and the Washington Monument in Washington.
PIA13575:
Up Close and Personal with Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-04 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image montage shows comet Hartley 2 as NASA's EPOXI mission approached and flew under the comet. The images progress in time clockwise, starting at the top left.
PIA13577:
Flying Under Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:59 a.m. PDT (9:59 a.m. EDT).
PIA13579:
Almost There at Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken as NASA's EPOXI mission approached the comet at 6:58 a.m. PDT (9:58 a.m. EDT).
PIA13578:
Closing in on Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.
PIA13600:
Slipping By Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This close-up view of comet Hartley 2 was taken at 7:00 a.m. PDT (10 a.m. EDT), after NASA's EPOXI mission flew by.
PIA13601:
Leaving Comet Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-05 Hartley 2 EPOXI
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Image taken by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft during its flyby of comet Hartley 2 on Nov. 4, 2010. The spacecraft came within about 700 kilometers (435 miles) of the comet's nucleus at the time of closest approach.
PIA13602:
Flight of the Comet Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft obtained these views of the icy particle cloud around comet Hartley 2. The image on the left is the full image of comet Hartley 2 for context, and the image on the right was enlarged and cropped.
PIA13624:
Views of Hartley 2 Nucleus and Inner Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Images obtained by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft show an active end of the nucleus of comet Hartley 2. Icy particles spew from the surface. Most of these particles are traveling with the nucleus; fluffy 'snowballs' about 3 centimeters to 30 centimeters.
PIA13625:
Icy Particle Spray Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Icy particles in the cloud around Hartley 2, as seen by NASA's EPOXI mission spacecraft. A star moving through the background is marked with red and moves in a particular direction, with a particular speed; icy particles move in random directions.
PIA13626:
Tracking "Snowballs" Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Hartley 2 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This 3-D image shows the region where NASA's Deep Impact mission sent a probe into the surface of comet Tempel 1 in 2005. This picture was taken six years after the Deep Impact collision. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA13627:
Hartley 2 in 3-D
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Add Image to Favorite List 2010-11-18 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows the nuclei of comets Tempel 1 and Hartley 2, as imaged by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, which continued as an extended mission known as EPOXI.
PIA13629:
Tempel 1 and Hartley 2
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These two images show the different views of comet Tempel 1 seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft (left) and NASA's Stardust spacecraft (right).
PIA13859:
Tempel 1, as Seen by Two Spacecraft
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows the area affected by the impactor released by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13857:
Comet Tempel 1, in Context
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This pair of images shows a before-and-after comparison of the area on comet Tempel 1 targeted by an impactor from NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft in July 2005.
PIA13858:
Deep Impact's Effect on Tempel 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Herschel Space Observatory
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Using NASA's Herschel Space Observatory, astronomers have discovered that comet Hartley 2 possesses a ratio of 'heavy water' to light, or normal, water that matches what's found in Earth's oceans.
PIA14737:
Heavy and Light Just Right
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-10-05 Tempel 1 EPOXI
Herschel Space Observatory
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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New measurements from NASA's Herschel Space Observatory have discovered water with the same chemical signature as our oceans in a comet called Hartley 2 (pictured at right). The image at bottom right is an artist's concept of a comet.
PIA14738:
The Same Here as There
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
PIA13862:
Changes to Smooth Terrain (Annotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2011-02-16 Tempel 1 StardustNExT
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image layout depicts changes in the surface of comet Tempel 1, observed first by NASA's Deep Impact Mission in 2005 (top right) and again by NASA's Stardust-NExT mission on Feb. 14, 2011 (bottom right).
PIA13863:
Changes to Smooth Terrain (Unannotated)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-14 Comet MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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As comets C/2012 S1 (ISON) and the well-known short-period comet 2P/Encke both approached their closest distances to the Sun in November, 2013, they also passed close to the MESSENGER spacecraft orbiting the innermost planet Mercury.
PIA17693:
MESSENGER's First Images of Comets Encke and ISON
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 Comet MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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An optical color image of galaxies is seen here overlaid with X-ray data (magenta) from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR). Both magenta blobs show X-rays from massive black holes buried at the hearts of galaxies.
PIA17740:
A Tale of Two Comets: ISON
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-11-25 Comet MESSENGER
MDIS - Wide Angle
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How did scientists know that NASA's Voyager spacecraft entered interstellar space? Increase in the density of charged particles was the key piece of evidence. Our sun sits in a bubble, called the heliosphere, carved out by wind emitted from the hot sun.
PIA17741:
A Tale of Two Comets: Encke
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Add Image to Favorite List 1999-08-03 Braille Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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These composite image frames were taken 914 seconds and 932 seconds after the NASA's Deep Space 1's encounter with the asteroid 9969 Braille. The image on the right was created by combining the two images on the left.
PIA01344:
Composite View of Asteroid Braille from Deep Space 1
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This image was created from a composite of two images which were taken 914 seconds and 932 seconds after NASA's Deep Space 1's encounter with the asteroid 9969 Braille.
PIA01345:
Enhanced Image of Asteroid Braille from Deep Space 1
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-11-04 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This was the final image of the nucleus of comet Borrelly, taken just 160 seconds before NASA's Deep Space1 spacecraft's closest approach to it.
PIA03500:
Highest Resolution Comet Picture Ever Reveals Rugged Terrain - Deep Space 1
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This image, taken by NASA's Deep Space 1 on September 22, 2001, has been enhanced to reveal dust being ejected from the nucleus of comet Borrelly. As a result, the nucleus is bright white in the image.
PIA03501:
Several Jets and a Crater on Comet Borrelly
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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Over 1300 energy spectra taken on September 22, 2001 from the ion and electron instruments on NASA's Deep Space 1 span a region of 1,400,000 kilometers (870,000 miles) centered on the closest approach to the nucleus of comet Borrelly.
PIA03502:
Comet Borrelly Slows Solar Wind
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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NASA's Deep Space 1 flew by comet Borrelly on September 22, 2001 and took these measurements with its plasma instruments. These data show that the flow of ions around the comet's rocky, icy nucleus.
PIA03503:
Comet Borrelly Nucleus Found to the Side
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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Sunlight illuminates the bowling-pin shaped nucleus from directly below comet Borrelly as seen by NASA's Deep Space 1. At this distance, many features become vivid on the surface of the nucleus, including a jagged line between day and night on the comet.
PIA03504:
Comet Borrelly's Varied Landscape
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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This very long exposure was taken by NASA's Deep Space 1 to show detailed structures in the faint parts of comet Borrelly's inner coma. As a result, the nucleus has been greatly over-exposed and its shape appears distorted.
PIA03505:
Jets on Comet Borrelly
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Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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The solid nucleus of comet Borrelly is barely resolved in this image from NASA's Deep Space 1, enhanced to reveal the highly collimated dust extending towards the bottom left corner of the picture.
PIA03506:
Early Close Image of Comet Borrelly
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Add Image to Favorite List 2002-10-08 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Miniature Integrated Camera Spectrometer
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A composite of images from NASA's Deep Space 1 spacecraft shows features of comet Borrelly's nucleus, dust jets escaping the nucleus and the cloud-like 'coma' of dust and gases surrounding the nucleus.
PIA03865:
Composite of Comet Borrelly's Nucleus, Jets, Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-10-01 Comet Rosetta
MIRO
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Subsurface temperature maps of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, showing the southern hemisphere of the comet. The maps are based on observations obtained with ESA's MIRO instrument.
PIA19970:
Taking a Comet's Temperature
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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Approximately one day after its first rendezvous burn, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker imaged Eros every 15 degrees of rotation over a period of about 5.8 hrs. At this time the distance between the asteroid and spacecraft was approximately 4638 miles (7730 km).
PIA02461:
NEAR Approach to Eros
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This montage shows a selection of images of the asteroid 433 Eros that were acquired from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft over three weeks from January 22 through February 12, 2000.
PIA02462:
NEAR Road to Eros
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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On Feb 12, 2000, two days before NASA's NEAR Shoemaker's insertion into orbit around Eros, during a five-hour time span the spacecraft recorded these pictures of the asteroid spinning on its axis. This view looks down toward the rocky body's north pole.
PIA02463:
NEAR Approach to Eros - 12 Panel Rotation Sequence
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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On Feb 14, 2000, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft was successfully inserted into orbit around 433 Eros, becoming the first artificial satellite of an asteroid.
PIA02464:
NEAR Historic First Image from Eros Orbit
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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In the first hours after insertion into Eros' orbit on Feb 14, 2000, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft took these images from a range of 210 miles (330 km) above the surface. The many craters visible served as landmarks for navigating the spacecraft.
PIA02465:
Eros: The First Look from Orbit
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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NASA's NEAR Shoemaker's camera's ability to show details of Eros's surface was limited by the spacecraft's distance from the asteroid. That is, the closer the spacecraft was to the surface, the more details were visible.
PIA02466:
Eros Details Enhanced by Computer Processing
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of Eros, looking down over the north pole at one of its largest craters, was the first of an asteroid taken from an orbiting spacecraft, obtained by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Feb 14, 2000, immediately after the spacecraft's insertion into orbit.
PIA02467:
NEAR's First Whole-Eros Mosaic from Orbit
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of Eros, taken on Feb 14, 2000 by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft, shows the view looking from one end of the asteroid across the gouge on its underside and toward the opposite end. House-sized boulders are present in several places.
PIA02468:
Over Eros' Horizon
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This picture was taken from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on Feb 15, 2000, while the spacecraft was passing directly over the large gouge that creates Eros's characteristic peanut shape.
PIA02469:
Inside Eros' Giant Gouge
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This color image taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on Feb 12, 2000, shows the subtle butterscotch hue is typical of a wide variety of minerals thought to be the major components of asteroids like Eros.
PIA02470:
Eros in Color
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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Stereo imaging, an important tool on NASA's NEAR Shoemaker for geologic analysis of Eros, provides three-dimensional information on the asteroid's landforms and structures. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02471:
Eros in Stereo
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image was taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on Feb 18, 2000 as it flew over the shadowed southern hemisphere, looking north at a crescent asteroid Eros.
PIA02472:
Eros Image Mosaic, Looking North
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker is of processed data showing Eros from slightly different perspectives is combined as anaglyphs or stereo pairs. 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA02473:
Eros' Global Morphology
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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On February 23, 2000, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft obtained a sequence of image mosaics showing Eros' surface as the asteroid rotated under the spacecraft; shown here is the stark beauty of the two opposite hemispheres.
PIA02474:
Eros' Eastern and Western Hemispheres
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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These color images taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on Feb 12, 2000, show the subtle butterscotch hue is typical of a wide variety of minerals thought to be the major components of asteroids like Eros.
PIA02475:
Eros' Bland Butterscotch Colors
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-05-07 Mathilde NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This first image of asteroid 253 Mathilde was returned by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on June 27, 1997. Sunlight is coming from the upper right showing a surface heavily cratered.
PIA02476:
First NEAR image of Mathilde
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid 253 Mathilde was returned by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on June 27, 1997. The shadowed, wedge-shaped feature at the lower right is another large crater viewed obliquely.
PIA02477:
Mosaic of Mathilde
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid 253 Mathilde was returned by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft in 1997. Raised crater rims suggest that some of the material ejected from these craters traveled only short distances before falling back to the surface.
PIA02478:
Abundance of Very Large Impact Craters on Mathilde
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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Two different views of asteroid 253 Mathilde were obtained by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft on June 27, 1997. Only a few of the prominent ridges on Mathilde are illuminated.
PIA02479:
Two Views of Mathilde
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This image of asteroid Eros was taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Feb 29, 2000. Many parts of the asteroid have 'grooves,' linear troughs about 330 feet wide and several miles long.
PIA02480:
The Sculptured Surface of Eros
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This image mosaic of the large crater at Eros' center was taken on March 3, 2000 by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft. A shadow cast by the boulder near the floor of the crater is visible.
PIA02481:
Large Crater on Eros
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the interior of asteroid Eros' saddle area, taken at a range of 204 km (127 miles), displays a paucity of craters compared to the surface. Boulders are visible throughout this image.
PIA02482:
Interesting Structural Features on Eros
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a cratered region of Eros located at the end of the elongated asteroid. A few of the craters show brightness (albedo) patterns on their walls.
PIA02483:
Cratered Terrain on Eros
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows an oblique view of Eros' large central crater. Brightness or albedo patterns on the walls of this crater are evident as are boulders inside this crater and the smaller nearby craters.
PIA02484:
Oblique View of Eros' Crater
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the northeast rim of the saddle region on Eros. Bright sinuous features associated with a ridge are evident as are parallel, closely spaced grooves in the floor of the saddle.
PIA02485:
Rim of Saddle Region on Eros
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows asteroid Eros' saddle and a shadowed feature to its left, taken on March 3, 2000 from a distance of 127 miles. A shadowed feature that consists of three large craters are situated adjacent to each other.
PIA02487:
Glimpses into Eros' Shadows
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a heart-shaped depression on asteroid Eros on left image, but right image reveals that the mysterious heart-shaped feature is actually 3 separate craters.
PIA02488:
A Trio of Craters on Eros
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the north polar region of asteroid Eros is heavily cratered but the region to the left (part of the 'saddle') has a lower crater density.
PIA02490:
Eros' North Polar Region
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the shaded interior of the 'saddle' on asteroid Eros looking over the north polar region to the limb.
PIA02491:
Eros Surface Morphology
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the bright material on the wall of the large crater on asteroid Eros.
PIA02492:
Eros Color at Higher Resolution
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Asteroid Eros' irregular shape gives rise to some stunning vistas at the time of sunrise or sunset as seen in this image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker.
PIA02493:
Sunset on Eros
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows asteroids Mathilde (left) and Eros (right) at the same scale.
PIA02494:
Two Very Different Asteroids
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This pair of images of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker show the crater nearly edge-on taken Feb. 16, 2000 at left, and at right, taken on March 2, 2000, high over a crater.
PIA02495:
April Fool's Crater
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on March 6, 2000, shows the southwestern part of the saddle region with fragments of Eros' native rock, shattered over the eons by formation of impact craters.
PIA02496:
Boulders, Boulders, Boulders
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on March 6, 2000, shows craters with a variety of shapes and sizes.
PIA02497:
Eros' Aging Craters
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on March 19, 2000, shows the asteroid's north pole in the upper right of the frame.
PIA02498:
Eros'North Pole
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This image taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on April 1, 2000, shows the floor of an impact crater that dominates one face of asteroid Eros.
PIA02499:
Impact at High Noon
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on March 22, 2000, shows the saddle region, a low ridge connecting two mountains.
PIA02900:
Back in the Saddle Again
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on April 17, 2000, shows shadows highlighting small-scale surface features. The surface is pockmarked with craters.
PIA02901:
Eros Up Close
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This pair of images taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Apr. 18, 2000, shows the dissimilarity of two different regions of the asteroid Eros. At left, a region typical of Eros, at right, the inside of the saddle which has far fewer craters.
PIA02902:
The Signs of the Times
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This image taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Apr. 17, 2000, shows the rocky, ridged, and rounded surface of asteroid Eros.
PIA02903:
A Smorgasbord of Landforms
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This image taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Apr. 29, 2000, shows features as small as 7 meters (23 feet) across and boulders a mere tens of meters in size on asteroid Eros.
PIA02904:
Down, Down, Down
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This image taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 1, 2000, shows numerous craters and boulders on asteroid Eros.
PIA02905:
The View from Low Orbit
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 2, 2000, shows a view toward Eros' horizon with variations in the brightness of material on the walls of the craters; and a scattering of boulders.
PIA02906:
Horizon View
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 2, 2000, shows the asteroid's irregular shape; high spots near the edges of shadows.
PIA02907:
Light and Shadow
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 5, 2000, shows the 'saddle,' an indentation in the asteroid's peanut-like shape.
PIA02908:
The Saddle Wall
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 11, 2000, shows the rounded nature of the landforms resulting from formation of small impact craters over the eons.
PIA02909:
Looking Down
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 15, 2000, shows mottled brightness patterns as small as 30 meters (98 feet) across evident near the horizon.
PIA02910:
Over the Edge
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 16, 2000, shows brightness patterns at high spatial resolution. Brighter materials are several percent more reflective than their surroundings.
PIA02911:
Rock Bands
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 18, 2000, shows a view of a horizon sculpted by worn, degraded craters and punctuated by jagged boulders.
PIA02912:
Pretty Sharp
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 20, 2000, shows a long ridge that wraps around most of the asteroid's northern hemisphere. The large number of superimposed craters indicates that the ridge is a relatively old feature.
PIA02913:
The Ridge at Sunrise
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This color image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Apr. 2, 2000, shows the eastern side of the saddle.
PIA02921:
Color View of the Saddle
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on March 31, 2000, shows the north polar region. he wandering, curved shapes of the lines are caused by the highly nonspherical and irregular asteroid shape.
PIA02922:
Eros' Latitude and Longitude Grid
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Feb. 29, 2000, shows the north polar region highlighting the major physiographic features of the northern hemisphere; the saddle seen at the bottom.
PIA02923:
Mosaic of Eros' Northern Hemisphere
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 6, 2000, shows a landscape textured by low ridges and grooves running from left to right, with numerous boulders sprinkled on them.
PIA02924:
Mosaic of Eros' Northern Hemisphere
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