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Eros' Northern Hemisphere
Eros' Northern Hemisphere (click to enlarge)
 
 

Eros' Northern Hemisphere
Date: 29 Feb 2000

This spectacular view - looking down on the north polar region - was constructed from six images taken by the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft from an orbital altitude of about 200 kilometers (124 miles). This vantage point highlights the major physiographic features of the northern hemisphere: the saddle seen at the bottom; the 5.3-kilometer (3.3-mile) diameter crater at the top; and a major ridge system running between the two features that spans at least one-third of the asteroid's circumference.

Credit: NASA/JPL/JHUAPL



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