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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Comet 720x573x3
This image shows a flash produced in a laboratory by a high-velocity bead slamming into dust. Scientists at Ames Research Center say that the collision between Deep Impact's impactor and comet Tempel 1 may have produce a similar flash.
PIA02108:
It Happens in a Flash
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This artist's concept depicts one of the most widely accepted theories pertaining to the origin of comets. This image is courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Science Center at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
PIA02107:
Genesis of a Comet (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-07-01 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This image is from an animation that chronicles the travels of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft, from its launch in January of 2005 to its dramatic impact 172 days later with comet Tempel 1.
PIA02106:
The Road to Tempel (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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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 2005-06-30 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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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 29, 2005.
PIA02112:
Closing in on a Comet
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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These images shows comet Tempel 1 as seen through the clear filter of the medium resolution imager camera on NASA's Deep Impact. The images were acquired between June 22 and June 24, 2005.
PIA02105:
Cometary 'Sneeze' Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-27 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 27, 2005.
PIA02104:
On Course for a Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-26 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 26, 2005.
PIA02103:
Comet Dead Ahead
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-25 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 25, 2005.
PIA02102:
I Spy a Comet!
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-24 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This picture of Tempel 1 was taken by NASA's Deep Impact. Even though the spacecraft was over 10 days away from the comet when these data were acquired, it detected some of the molecules making up the comet's gas and dust envelope, or coma.
PIA02101:
Capturing the Coma
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-20 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image shows comet Tempel 1 as seen by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft on June 20, 2005. The object on the right is a star.
PIA02100:
Getting Closer
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-19 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of comet Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 19, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. A star to the right is six times brighter than the brightest pixel of the comet.
PIA03299:
Tempel Poses Next to a Star
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-06-17 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of comet Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. The comet's coma can be senn.
PIA03298:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image of comet Tempel 1 is a compilation of nine images that were taken on June 15, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft. The comet's coma shines brightly.
PIA03297:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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This image is a compilation of four images that were taken on June 13, 2005 by NASA's Deep Impact. The spacecraft is 18,675,137.9 kilometers (11,604,190 miles) away from comet Tempel 1.
PIA07998:
Deep Impact View of Tempel 1
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These artist's concepts illustrate Tempel 1's shape, reflectivity, rotation rate and surface temperature, based on information from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and Spitzer Space Telescope.
PIA03516:
Space Eyes See Comet Tempel 1 (Artist's Concept) Animation Icon
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-16 Tempel 1 Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1 m Telescope
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he Kitt Peak National Observatory's 2.1-meter telescope observed comet Tempel 1 on April 11, 2005, when the comet was near its closest approach to the Earth. A pinkish dust jet is visible to the southwest, with the broader neutral gas coma surrounding it.
PIA07881:
Kitt Peak Observes Comet
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-05-09 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
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This artist's concept gives us a look at the moment of impact and the forming of the crater.
PIA07923:
Artist's Concept of Deep Impact's Encounter with Comet Tempel 1
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Impactor Targeting Sensor (ITS)
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On April 25, 2005 NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft obtained its first optical navigation (Op-Nav) image of comet Tempel 1. At the time the picture was taken the distance between spacecraft and comet was 64 million kilometers (39.7 million miles) away.
PIA07880:
Tempel 1 First Op-Nav
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Add Image to Favorite List 2005-04-27 Tempel 1 Deep Impact
Medium Resolution Instrument (MRI)
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Taken on April 25, 2005, sixty-nine days before it gets up-close-and-personal with a comet, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft successfully photographed its quarry, comet Tempel 1, at a distance of 39.7 million miles.
PIA07879:
Deep Impact Spots Quarry
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Hale Telescope 200-inch
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The high speed of NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft causes it to appear as a long streak across the sky in the constellation Virgo during the 10-minute exposure time of this photograph taken by Mr. Palomar's 200-inch telescope.
PIA07266:
Deep Impact on Its Way
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Add Image to Favorite List 2004-06-17 Wild 2 Stardust
Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image is a close look at the comet Wild 2, which NASA's Stardust spacecraft flew by on Jan. 2, 2004.
PIA06285:
Wild 2 Close Look
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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These images taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft in 2004 highlight the diverse features that make up the surface of comet Wild 2. A variety of small pinnacles and mesas seen on the limb of the comet.
PIA06284:
Wild 2 Features
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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This is an artist's concept depicting a view of comet Wild 2 with emanating jets as seen from NASA's Stardust spacecraft during its flyby of the comet on Jan. 2, 2004.
PIA06283:
Wild 2: If You Were There
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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NASA's	Stardust Navigation Camera captured this anaglyph of the comet Wild 2. 3-D glasses are necessary to view this image.
PIA05580:
Comet Wild 2 - Anaglyph
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image shows a stereo pair of the comet Wild 2, which NASA's Stardust spacecraft flew by on Jan. 2, 2004.
PIA05579:
Comet Wild 2 - Stereo Image Pair
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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This composite image was taken by the navigation camera during the close approach phase of Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. Several large depressed regions can be seen. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.
PIA05578:
Comet Wild 2 - Jet Release
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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This image was taken during the close approach phase of NASA's Stardust's Jan 2, 2004 flyby of comet Wild 2. It is a distant side view of the roughly spherical comet nucleus.
PIA05004:
Comet Wild 2 - Stardust Approach Image
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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On January 2, 2004 NASA's Stardust spacecraft made a close flyby of comet Wild 2 showing faint jets emanating from the surface. Comet Wild 2 is about five kilometers (3.1 miles) in diameter.
PIA05571:
Comet Wild 2 Up Close and Personal
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-09-05 Comet Hubble Space Telescope
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NASA's Hubble measured the size, shape and rotational period of the Rosetta mission's backup target, comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (67P/C-G).
PIA17484:
3-D Models of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's Nucleus
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Add Image to Favorite List 2003-07-02 Borrelly Deep Space 1 (DS1)
Ion Engine
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NASA's New Millennium Deep Space 1 spacecraft approaching the comet 19P/Borrelly.
PIA04604:
Deep Space 1 Using its Ion Engine (Artist's Concept)
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Star Tracker
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Artist's concept of NASA's Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly.
PIA04496:
Artist's Concept of Deep Space 1 Encounter with Comet Borrelly
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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False colors emphasize the variations in surface brightness on asteroid Annefrank, as seen in an image taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft during a Nov. 2, 2002 flyby of the asteroid.
PIA02886:
Annefrank Near Closest Approach
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Stardust Navigation Camera
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Asteroid Annefrank is seen as irregularly shaped, cratered body in this image taken by NASA's Stardust spacecraft during a Nov 2, 2002 flyby of the asteroid.
PIA02885:
Stardust Image of Asteroid Annefrank
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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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 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 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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Add Image to Favorite List 2001-02-17 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
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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. 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 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 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 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. 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 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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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 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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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 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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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 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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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. 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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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. 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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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. 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 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 2000-08-24 Eros NEAR Shoemaker
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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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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. 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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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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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 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 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 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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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 (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 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, 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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