[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - January 17, 2001

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:01 2004
Message-ID: <200101171817.KAA21955_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2001 Jan 17


                              On Eros' Slopes

          NEAR Shoemaker took this picture of the interior wall of
          a large crater on January 9, 2001, from an orbital
          altitude of 35 kilometers (22 miles). Like many steep
          slopes on Eros, this area is mottled with
          downward-oriented brightness streaks. The streaks are
          thought to be exposed subsurface material that hasn't
          been altered by the solar wind and micrometeorite
          impacts. The whole scene is about 0.8 kilometers (0.5
          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 17 Jan 2001 01:17:43 PM PST

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