[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - January 16, 2001

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:00 2004
Message-ID: <200101170148.RAA19362_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2001 Jan 16


                                Mottled Eros

          NEAR Shoemaker took this picture of Eros on January 8,
          2001, from an orbital altitude of 34 kilometers (21
          miles). The Sun, high overhead, subdues shadows and
          brings out variations in the brightness of surface
          materials. This illumination reveals several ring-shaped
          bright patches, about 60 meters (200 feet) across, on
          the inside walls of small craters. The whole scene is
          about 1.4 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 Tue 16 Jan 2001 08:48:13 PM PST

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