[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - December 27, 2000

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:38 2004
Message-ID: <200012272045.MAA19185_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2000 Dec 27


                               Typically Eros

          NEAR Shoemaker took this picture of a rather "typical"
          part of Eros on December 16, 2000, from an orbital
          altitude of 37 kilometers (23 miles). This view captures
          the essential characteristics of a high-resolution Eros
          image: the area is densely pocked with craters wider
          than 200 meters (660 feet), but the density of smaller
          craters is low and, at smaller scales, boulders dominate
          the surface. The whole scene is about 1 kilometer (0.6
          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 Wed 27 Dec 2000 03:45:38 PM PST

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