Sunset at High Resolution
October 27, 2009
NEAR Shoemaker took this picture of Eros on December 29, 2000, from an orbital altitude of 33 kilometers (21 miles). Shown here is the asteroid's "terminator," the imaginary line dividing the day side from the nightside. It is here that the longest shadows and most accentuated small-scale detail are observed on the Eros' surface. The whole scene is about 1.1 kilometers (0.7 miles) across.