[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - January 19, 2001

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:01 2004
Message-ID: <200101191630.IAA01972_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2001 Jan 19


                             Bright Crater Wall

          NEAR Shoemaker captured this image on January 11, 2001,
          while orbiting 38 kilometers (24 miles) above Eros.
          Material on the inner wall of the crater in the center
          of the image is brighter than the surrounding regolith
          and is thought to be subsurface material exposed when
          overlying, darker regolith slides off. The whole scene
          is about 1.2 kilometers (0.7 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 19 Jan 2001 11:30:51 AM PST

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