[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - January 11, 2001

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:58 2004
Message-ID: <200101111831.KAA26016_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

Cool image!

Take a look at that large boulder at the bottom of one of
the craters.

Ron Baalke

                   NEAR image of the day for 2001 Jan 11


                              Degraded Craters

          NEAR Shoemaker captured this picture of two similarly
          sized craters in different states of preservation on
          January 1, 2001, from an orbital altitude of 35
          kilometers (22 miles). The large "fresh" crater near the
          top of the frame exhibits a bowl shape with a relatively
          well-defined, sharp rim. The "degraded" one below it is
          puckered by smaller craters and probably partly buried
          by regolith, so the crisp detail visible in the top
          crater has been lost. The whole scene is about 0.9
          kilometers (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 Thu 11 Jan 2001 01:31:49 PM PST

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