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Close-up Descent Image of Eros
Close-up Descent Image of Eros (click to enlarge)

Close-up Descent Image of Eros
Date: 12 Feb 2001

This image of the surface of main belt asteroid Eros was taken towards the end of NEAR's descent to the surface from an altitude of 250 meters.

The frame is about 12 meters across and shows clusters of rocks and boulders exhibiting varying degrees of burial. This frame shows part of the transition from a rocky area at upper right to a smoother area, known as a "pond", at lower left. The spacecraft landing site was about 15 meters to the lower left of this frame. (NEAR Eros 0157417133)

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