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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-06-10 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 6, 2000, shows a view from the edge of the large, 5.3-kilometer (3.3-mile) diameter crater, looking into its depths.
PIA02925:
Inside Eros' Large Crater
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on April 13, 2000, shows large craters in the north polar region; part of the ridge that wraps one-third of the way around Eros; western part of the saddle; a dense field of enormous boulders.
PIA02926:
A Swath of Eros
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 20, 2000, shows four particularly large rocks whose tops protrude out from the shadowed crater interior and into sunlight.
PIA02927:
Peeking Into the Sunlight
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 20, 2000, shows a stunning aspect of the bent asteroid's peanut-like shape. The far side looms like an enormous wall beyond a near horizon.
PIA02928:
The Wall
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 16, 2000, shows a crater with a bright patch on one of its walls, and a low, curved escarpment that snakes along the bottom of the image.
PIA02929:
Down Slippery Slopes
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 17, 2000, shows the saddle, a large indentation in the asteroid's peanut-like shape. On Eros, the blanketing layer would be regolith.
PIA02930:
A Streaky Plain
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 19, 2000, shows the southwestern wall of the saddle containing bands of bright regolith.
PIA02931:
Zebra Saddle
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 19, 2000, shows an oblique view of the wall of Eros' saddle. Bright patches may originate from exposure of subsurface material that hasn't been darkened by small impacts and solar wind.
PIA02932:
Salt Water Taffy
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 14, 2000, shows bright patches at upper right that are relatively freshly exposed regolith on the inside wall of the crater.
PIA02933:
Southwest of the Big Crater (Mosaic)
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on May 17, 2000, shows the southern part of Eros' saddle with a wide, curved trough and bright area in the lower left section.
PIA02934:
The Southern Saddle (Mosaic)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2000-08-05 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This false-color image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on June 14, 2000, shows redder hues as rock and regolith, altered chemically by exposure to solar wind and small impacts. Bluer hues are fresher, less-altered rock and regolith.
PIA02950:
The Color of Regolith
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 8, 2000, shows a variety of differently shaped boulders. Some are nearly round, whereas others are elongated or even blade-shaped.
PIA02951:
Eros: Closest View Yet! (36 km altitude)
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 7, 2000, shows many craters on Eros' surface attesting to its battering by meteors - mostly debris ejected from other asteroids.
PIA02952:
The Battering and Debris
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This image of asteroid Eros (at left), taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 6, 2000, is displayed next to and at approximately the same scale as Meteor Crater, Arizona.
PIA02953:
Common Craters (Earth and Eros)
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 12, 2000, shows the irregularity of the tiny little world. Looking down the length of the asteroid, one sees near, middle, and far horizons.
PIA02954:
Shapes Galore
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This 'shape model' helps the team of NASA's NEAR Shoemaker analyze images and other types of data. By 'filling' the shape model with material about Eros' average density, one can calculate the strength and direction of gravity at any point on the surface.
PIA02955:
The Shape of Eros
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 24, 2000, shows large boulders in the scene, such as the broken one at the upper left, showing angular shapes. Many smaller boulders litter the scene; the smallest ones are also visible.
PIA02956:
Eros' Littered Surface from Low Altitude
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 19, 2000, shows steep local slopes, difficult to see without shadows, but the lacework of bright and dark regolith is at its most conspicuous.
PIA02957:
A Lacework Surface
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 23, 2000, shows that impact excavated a huge gouge, and caused some of the excavated material to form a thin cover on parts of Eros.
PIA02958:
The Impact of Cratering
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 22, 2000, shows the relatively gentle topography of the area really lies on a steep cliff.
PIA02959:
Vertigo
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Aug. 3, 2000, shows boulders as small as 8 meters (26 feet) across. In this part of the saddle, small patches of brighter regolith also occur among the rocks.
PIA02964:
Rocky Hollow Picture Show
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Aug. 10, 2000, shows a view over an ancient, crater-battered hill into a valley where craters have been obliterated by resurfacing.
PIA02965:
A Different World, Just Over the Hill
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Aug. 6, 2000, shows several boulders catching the sunlight and appear like bright sentinels on the landscape.
PIA02966:
Sentinels
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on July 22, 2000, shows three craters, each about 600 meters (2000 feet) in diameter, aligned horizontally in this view across the bottom of the frame.
PIA02967:
Here's Looking at You
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept. 6, 2000, shows craters in the southern hemisphere.
PIA03105:
Looking Along the Southern Hemisphere of Eros
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept. 9, 2000, shows several long ridges and a cluster of boulders. The eastern end's blocky, angular appearance likely results from large impacts suffered by Eros early in its history.
PIA03106:
Eros' Angular Eastern End
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept. 9, 2000, shows Eros' saddle, and curving around at upper right is the large bright-and-dark groove.
PIA03107:
Under the Saddle
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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These images of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker, show shalllow troughs in the saddle, a chain of pits, ridges, fractures, and grooves.
PIA03108:
The Many Faces of Eros
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept. 5, 2000, shows knobs sticking out of the surface near the top of the image surround a boulder-strewn area, robably remnants of ancient impact craters.
PIA03109:
A Hint of Structure
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept.21, 2000, shows a ridge that trends from upper left to lower right is among the older features on Eros, as evidenced by the large number of superimposed impact craters.
PIA03110:
An Ancient Ridge
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept.21, 2000, shows a map of 'gravitational topography' painted onto a shape model. Red areas are 'uphill' and blue areas are 'downhill.'
PIA03111:
The Ups and Downs of Eros
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These four image mosaics of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker, illustrate the reference system the NEAR team uses to locate points on the asteroid's surface. The prime meridian is drawn though a large, bright crater at one end of Eros.
PIA03112:
A Road map for Eros
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This image shows the first model of asteroid Eros' shape. An accurate model of Eros' shape helps the NEAR Shoemaker team determine the asteroid's key properties.
PIA03113:
The Shape of Eros
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Sept.26, 2000, shows a broad, curved depression that stretches vertically across the image is an area of the asteroid.
PIA03114:
The South Saddle
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Oct. 7, 2000, shows a feature track aimed at the inside of Eros' saddle region.
PIA03115:
Tracking a Feature on Eros
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Two images of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Feb. 12 and April 2, 2000, show several smaller crater in its southern section and boulder and fine, dark streaks pointed downslope within the bright material.
PIA03116:
A Changing Picture of Eros
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This simple cylindrical projection of an image mosaic of asteroid Eros is labeled with proposed names for most of the larger features on the asteroid. The theme of the names is famous lovers from history and fiction, taken from different cultures.
PIA03117:
Eros Map and Place Names
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Oct. 26, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a scene covered in rocks of all sizes and shapes, but the floors of some craters are smooth, suggesting accumulation of fine regolith.
PIA03118:
Eros at Closest Approach
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Oct. 26, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a surface covered in rocks of all sizes and shapes, set on a gently rounded surface. Other regions are smooth, suggesting accumulation of fine regolith.
PIA03119:
Eros Closest Approach Mosaic
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Oct. 30, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows brightness features on the crater's wall that are characteristic of most of the larger craters on Eros.
PIA03120:
Color Mapping the Southern Hemisphere
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Sept. 10, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a feature known as Psyche, the largest crater on Eros. Its smaller sister craters align its rim and create a paw-like appearance.
PIA03121:
A Look at Psyche
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Nov. 17, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the southern hemisphere, at the eastern edge of the saddle region which is covered in boulders and patches of bright surface material.
PIA03122:
Now and Then
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Nov. 18, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the southern part of Eros' western hemisphere. The curvature of this part of Eros makes the asteroid look like a bent peanut.
PIA03123:
The Big Valley
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This image of asteroid Eros taken on Nov. 24, 2000, by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the shadowed high terrain east of the saddle.
PIA03124:
An Unusual Perspective
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Nov. 28, 2000, shows several key indicators of the battering Eros' surface has sustained over the eons. Most obvious are the countless craters.
PIA03125:
Eros' Battered Surface
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Dec. 9, 2000, shows curvatures in the foreground and background along the eastern and western edges of the saddle.
PIA03126:
Multiple Horizons
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62 miles above Eros, NASA's NEAR Shoemaker took several frames which were combined to create this anaglyph of the saddle region, 3D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA03127:
The Saddle in 3-D
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Dec. 15, 2000, shows a small cratered region only about 1.1 kilometers (0.7 miles) across.
PIA03128:
The Home Stretch Begins
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Dec. 18, 2000, shows part of the asteroid's surface, like many others, appears vaguely 'sculptured' due to its low, elongated ridges and depressions with seemingly consistent orientations.
PIA03129:
Mysterious Surface Details
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Dec. 19, 2000, shows a surface packed with boulders. A low ridge in the foreground (bottom) casts a wedge-shaped shadow against the hill in the background.
PIA03130:
Packed with Boulders
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Jan. 1, 2001, shows a large fresh crater near the top of the frame exhibiting a bowl shape with a relatively well-defined, sharp rim. A degraded crater below it is puckered by smaller craters.
PIA03131:
Degraded Craters
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Jan. 7, 2001, shows surfaces with typical rounded craters and large boulders. An abruptly edged swath extending is remarkably more smooth, subdued, and lacking in small-scale detail.
PIA03132:
An Eraser Mark on Eros
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Jan. 9, 2001, shows the interior wall of a large crater with an area mottled with downward-oriented brightness streaks.
PIA03133:
On Eros' Slopes
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Jan. 11, 2001, shows material on the inner wall of a crater, brighter than the surrounding regolith and is thought to be subsurface material exposed when overlying, darker regolith slides off.
PIA03134:
Bright Crater Wall
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Jan. 14, 2001, shows boulders littering the landscape. The surface is dominated by a blanket of regolith -- a layer of unconsolidated rocky material covering bedrock.
PIA03135:
Regolith
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Jan. 25, 2001, shows a surface nearly devoid of obvious craters and instead dominated by small boulders.
PIA03136:
Lowest Altitude Diversity
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Dec. 3, 2000, shows an overview of the eastern part of the asteroid's southern hemisphere. The conspicuous depression just above the center of the frame is the saddle-shaped feature Himeros.
PIA03137:
A Southern Hemisphere Overview
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These images of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker Jan. 25-28, 2001, show Eros' bouldery surface at increasing resolution.
PIA03138:
Closing in on Eros
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These images of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Oct. 16, 2001, show surface materials darkened and reddened by solar wind and micrometeorite impacts appearing pale brown; fresher materials on steep slopes appear in bright whites or blues.
PIA03139:
The Subtle Colors of Eros
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the boulder-filled, concave depression at the southwestern edge of the saddle-shaped Himeros.
PIA03140:
Boulderado
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of peanut-shaped asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Nov. 30, 2000, shows the cratered terrain south of where the spacecraft touched down on February 12, 2001.
PIA03141:
The Environs of NEAR Shoemaker's Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This plot shows NEAR Shoemaker's projected path from orbit to the surface of Eros on Feb. 12, 2001, providing the highest-resolution images ever taken of Eros' boulder-strewn, cratered terrain.
PIA03142:
NEAR Shoemaker's Path
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of peanut-shaped asteroid Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker on Dec. 3, 2000, shows the terminator (the imaginary line dividing day from night) which lies near the equator.
PIA03143:
Location of the NEAR Shoemaker Landing Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This mosaic made from images taken Jan. 25, 2001 by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows diameters of craters in red, and diameters of boulders are shown in yellow. A yellow arrow marks the estimated touchdown site.
PIA03144:
Landmarks at NEAR Shoemaker's Touchdown Site
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid 433 Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a large rock at lower left on the surface.
PIA03145:
Final Eros Images: Range 1,150 meters (3,773 feet)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid 433 Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a large, oblong rock casting a big shadow measures 7.4 meters (24 feet) across.
PIA03146:
Final Eros Images: Range 700 meters (2,300 feet)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid 433 Eros, taken by NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows a cluster of rocks at the upper right measuring 1.4 meters (5 feet) across.
PIA03147:
Final Eros Images: Range 250 meters (820 feet)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
Multi-Spectral Imager
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This image of asteroid 433 Eros, was the last received from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker. Streaky lines at the bottom indicate loss of signal as the spacecraft touched down on the asteroid during transmission of this image.
PIA03148:
Final Eros Images: Last, Closest Image of Eros
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-08 Comet NEOWISE
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Comet C/2020 F3 NEOWISE appears as a string of fuzzy red dots in this composite of several heat-sensitive infrared images taken by NASA's NEOWISE mission on March 27, 2020.
PIA23792:
Comet NEOWISE Discovery Images
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-07 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
PIA17829:
NEOWISE's New Find
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Add Image to Favorite List 2013-12-19 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft opened its 'eyes' after more than two years of slumber to see the starry sky with the same clarity achieved during its prime mission. This image shows a patch of sky in the constellation Pisces.
PIA17811:
NEOWISE's Next Light
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-01-24 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The six red dots in this composite picture indicate the location of the first new near-Earth asteroid, called 2013 YP139, as seen by NASA's NEOWISE.
PIA17832:
Asteroid Tracks Among the Stars
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-02-27 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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Comet NEOWISE was first observed by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft on Valentine's Day, 2014. This heat-sensitive infrared image was made by combining six exposures taken by the NEOWISE mission of the newly discovered comet.
PIA18032:
An Infrared portrait of Comet NEOWISE (C/2014 C3)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2014-07-03 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE mission captured this series of pictures of comet C/2012 K1 -- also known as comet Pan-STARRS -- as it swept across our skies on May 20, 2014.
PIA18460:
Infrared View of a Comet and Distant Galaxy Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-13 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's NEOWISE survey in the mission's first year following its restart in December 2013. Each dot represents an asteroid or comet that the mission observed.
PIA19101:
One Year of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-13 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is one of more than 32 comets imaged by NASA's NEOWISE mission from December 2013 to December 2014. This image of comet Lovejoy combines a series of observations made in November 2013.
PIA19102:
NASA's NEOWISE Images Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-01-13 Comet NEOWISE
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On clear nights in January 2015, comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is visible in the Taurus region of the sky to observers using binoculars. This chart indicates where to look for it on different dates during the month.
PIA19103:
Finder Chart for Viewing Comet C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-04-15 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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An asteroid discovered by NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft has been given the formal designation 316201 Malala, in honor of Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014. The asteroid's previous appellation was 2010 ML48.
PIA19362:
Asteroid Named for Nobel Prize Winner Joins Historic Lineup
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-08-03 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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The asteroid Euphrosyne glides across a field of background stars in this time-lapse view from NASA's WISE spacecraft. Euphrosyne is quite dark in visible light, but glows brightly at infrared wavelengths.
PIA19645:
Asteroid Euphrosyne as Seen by WISE
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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NASA's NEOWISE spacecraft observed the Oort cloud comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) on April 20th, 2010, as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.
PIA20118:
NEOWISE View of Comet Christensen
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Add Image to Favorite List 2015-11-23 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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An expanded view of comet C/2006 W3 (Christensen) is shown here. NASA's WISE spacecraft observed this comet on April 20th, 2010 as it traveled through the constellation Sagittarius.
PIA20119:
Comet Christensen Has Carbon Gas
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Add Image to Favorite List 2016-04-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first two years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA20546:
Two Years of NEOWISE Observations Mapped Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2017-06-05 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from an animation shows NASA's NEOWISE's third year of survey data with the spacecraft discovering 97 previously unknown celestial objects in the last year.
PIA21653:
Three Years of NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2018-04-20 Asteroid NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This frame from a movie shows the progression of NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) investigation for the mission's first four years following its restart in December 2013. Green circles represent near-Earth objects.
PIA22419:
Four Years of NASA NEOWISE Data Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-04-15 Comet NEOWISE
NEOWISE Telescope
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This image shows comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto as imaged in multiple exposures of infrared light by NASA's Near-Earth Object Wide-field Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) space telescope.
PIA23165:
Comet C/2018 Y1 Iwamoto
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Add Image to Favorite List 2019-12-13 Asteroid NEOWISE
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This image from NASA's NEOWISE shows asteroids Klotho and Lina. Both orbit out in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter.
PIA23589:
Klotho and Lina
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Add Image to Favorite List 2007-04-02 2002 JF56 New Horizons
MVIC
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The two 'spots' in this image are a composite of two images of asteroid 2002 JF56 taken on June 11 and June 12, 2006, with the Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera component of the New Horizons Ralph imager.
PIA09230:
New Horizons Tracks an Asteroid
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-09-09 Asteroid OSIRIS-REx
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Using data collected by NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission, this animation shows the trajectories of rock particles after being ejected from asteroid (101955) Bennu's surface.
PIA24101:
Asteroid Bennu's Particle Ejection Events (Animation)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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This artist's concept, updated as of June 2020, depicts NASA's Psyche spacecraft.
PIA23875:
Psyche Spacecraft (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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This artist's concept depicts the asteroid Psyche, the target of NASA's Psyche mission.
PIA23876:
A Metal-Rich World (Artist's Concept)
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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A technician prepares to integrate part of the electric propulsion system onto the main body of NASA's Psyche spacecraft at Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, California.
PIA23877:
Psyche in Progress
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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Thumbs-up for a successful test. Psyche engineers test an electric Hall thruster identical to those that will propel NASA's Psyche spacecraft on its journey to the asteroid Psyche.
PIA23878:
Thumbs-up for Ion Propulsion
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
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An electric Hall thruster, identical to those that will be used to propel NASA's Psyche spacecraft, undergoes testing at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
PIA23879:
Ring of Firepower
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Add Image to Favorite List 2020-07-07 Asteroid Psyche
Gamma Ray/Neutron Spectrometer (GRNS)
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Engineers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, make progress on the spectrometer for NASA's Psyche spacecraft, while observing COVID-19 safety procedures.
PIA23880:
Psyche's Spectrometer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2021-02-02 Asteroid Psyche
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Technicians power on the main body of NASA's Psyche spacecraft, called the Solar Electric Propulsion (SEP) Chassis, at Maxar Technologies in Palo Alto, California, in November 2020.
PIA24326:
Power On: Psyche Spacecraft
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