[meteorite-list] NEAR Shoemaker Image Of The Day - January 31, 2001

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:42:07 2004
Message-ID: <200101311957.LAA26079_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>

                   NEAR image of the day for 2001 Jan 31


                             Closing in on Eros

          These four images are among thousands NEAR Shoemaker
          acquired during several low-altitude passes over Eros
          from January 25-28, 2001. From upper left to lower
          right, the images show Eros' bouldery surface at
          increasing resolution. The image at upper left was taken
          January 27 of a point 13.5 kilometers (8.4 miles) away;
          the one at the upper right was taken January 26 from
          11.1 kilometers (6.9 miles) away. Each top scene is
          about 550 meters (1,815 feet) across. The image at
          bottom left was taken January 26 from 4.9 kilometers (3
          miles) away, and the bottom right image was taken
          January 28 from a similar distance. Each lower scene is
          about 230 meters (760 feet) 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 31 Jan 2001 02:57:57 PM PST

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