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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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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 1998-08-02 Hale-Bopp Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
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This is a series of NASA Hubble Space Telescope observations of the region around the nucleus of Hale-Bopp, taken on eight different dates since September 1995.
PIA01289:
Hubble Images of Comet Hale-Bopp
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WFPC2
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These NASA Hubble Space Telescope pictures of comet Hale-Bopp show a remarkable 'pinwheel' pattern and a blob of free-flying debris near the nucleus.
PIA01291:
Hubble Sees Material Ejected From Comet Hale-Bopp
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-01-29 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This montage from NASA's Galileo orbiter taken on shows asteroid 951 Gaspra (top) compared with Deimos (lower left) and Phobos (lower right), the moons of Mars.
PIA00078:
Gaspra, Deimos, and Phobos Comparison
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Solid-State Imaging
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This montage of 11 images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft as it flew by the asteroid Gaspra on Oct. 1991, shows Gaspra growing progressively larger in the field of view of Galileo's solid-state imaging camera as the spacecraft approached the asteroid.
PIA00079:
Gaspra Approach Sequence
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Solid-State Imaging
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This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by the Galileo spacecraft from a range of 5,300 kilometers (3,300 miles), some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991.
PIA00118:
Gaspra - Highest Resolution Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-08-13 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This picture of asteroid 951 Gaspra is a mosaic of two images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft from a range of 5,300 kilometers (3,300 miles), some 10 minutes before closest approach on October 29, 1991.
PIA00119:
Highest Resolution Gaspra Mosaic
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-09 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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These two color views of the asteroid Gaspra were produced by combining three images taken through violet, green, and infrared filters by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 29, 1991.
PIA00125:
Gaspra - True and Enhanced Color
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Add Image to Favorite List 1996-02-08 Gaspra Galileo
Solid-State Imaging
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This first image of asteroid 951 Gaspra was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on October 29, 1991, from a distance of 16,200 kilometers (10,000 miles). The Sun is shining from the right.
PIA00228:
Gaspra - First Image
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Solid-State Imaging
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This time-exposure picture of the asteroid Gaspra and background stars is one of four optical navigation images made by NASA's Galileo's imaging system to improve knowledge of Gaspra's location for the spacecraft flyby.
PIA00229:
Gaspra Optical Navigation Image
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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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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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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Laser Rangefinder
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows asteroid Eros' 'staircase' profile may be the signature of a series of small ridges. Purple points are a plot of radius from the center of Eros.
PIA02486:
Topographic Profiles from the NEAR Laser Rangefinder
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Near Infrared Spectrometer
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This image from NASA's NEAR Shoemaker shows the strange shape (potato-like) and rotational state of asteroid Eros.
PIA02489:
NEAR: From Planning to Data Analysis
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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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Multi-Spectral Imager
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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