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October 26, 2009
On June 19, 2000, NEAR Shoemaker caught this view of Eros' terminator, the imaginary line dividing the day side of the asteroid from the night side. At the terminator, low spots are all in shadow and high spots stick out into sunlight. This type of lighting emphasizes that much of Eros' surface lies within large craters. The image was taken from an altitude of 51 kilometers (32 miles), and shows a scene about 1.9 kilometers (1.2 miles) across.


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