[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - December 14, 2000

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:34 2004
Message-ID: <200012141700.JAA15718_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2000 Dec 14


                            Older Than the Hills

          NEAR Shoemaker took this picture of Eros on December 9,
          2000, from a 106-kilometer (65-mile) altitude. This part
          of the asteroid has several low, elongated hills, which
          in this view trend from upper right to lower left. The
          density of superimposed craters shows that these hills
          are among the older parts of Eros' surface. The picture
          covers a region about 4.7 kilometers (2.9 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 14 Dec 2000 12:00:27 PM PST

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