[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - December 7, 2000

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:32 2004
Message-ID: <200012071636.IAA03941_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2000 Dec 07


                            A Knob on the Saddle

          During a global mapping sequence on November 29, 2000,
          NEAR Shoemaker photographed the boundary between the
          northeastern and southwestern depressions within Eros'
          saddle. The northeastern depression, at left, is mostly
          in shadow. The southwestern depression, at bottom, shows
          its characteristically bouldered surface. On the
          boundary between the depressions in the lower part of
          the picture is a large, rounded knob. This picture was
          taken from an altitude of 192 kilometers (119 miles),
          and shows a region 6.1 kilometers (3.8 miles) across.
          Built and managed by The Johns Hopkins University
          Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, Maryland,
          NEAR-Shoemaker was the first spacecraft launched in
          NASA's Discovery Program of low-cost, small-scale
          planetary missions. See the NEAR web site for more
          details (http://near.jhuapl.edu) .
Received on Thu 07 Dec 2000 11:36:07 AM PST

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