[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - December 11, 2000

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:33 2004
Message-ID: <200012112056.MAA24720_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2000 Dec 11


                                Dimpled Eros

          NEAR Shoemaker photographed the region southeast of the
          large crater Psyche on December 8, 2000, from 179
          kilometers (111 miles) above Eros. This end of the
          asteroid features a large pair of craters that form a
          prominent "dimple" -- an easy-to-spot landmark that
          provides a clear reference point on the surface. The
          picture covers a region about 6.6 kilometers (4.1 miles)
          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 Mon 11 Dec 2000 03:56:24 PM PST

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