[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - December 29, 2000

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:37:38 2004
Message-ID: <200012291635.IAA29845_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2000 Dec 29


                            Packed with Boulders

          NEAR Shoemaker photographed the southern part of Eros'
          saddle region on December 19, 2000, from an orbital
          altitude of 37 kilometers (23 miles). The low ridge in
          the foreground (bottom) casts a wedge-shaped shadow
          against the hill in the background. The surface here is
          packed with boulders, the largest of which (near the
          center of the picture) is about 60 meters (200 feet)
          across. The whole scene is about 1.5 kilometers (0.9
          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 Fri 29 Dec 2000 11:35:37 AM PST

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