The Environs of NEAR Shoemaker's Landing Site
October 28, 2009
This image mosaic of Eros' southern hemisphere, taken by NEAR Shoemaker on November 30, 2000, offers a long-distance look at the cratered terrain south of where the spacecraft will touch down on February 12, 2001. In this view, south is to the top and the landing site itself is just into the shadows, slightly left of center. The length of the asteroid is 33 kilometers (21 miles).
Topics: Discovery program, NEAR Shoemaker, 433 Eros, Exploration, Space, Moons of Saturn, Asteroid, Space exploration