Global structure of asteroid 433 Eros

P. C. Thomas, L. Prockter, M. Robinson, J. Joseph, J. Veverka

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Models of asteroid formation and evolution suggest a variety of internal structures, ranging from gravitationally bound accumulations of debris to fully rigid monolithic bodies. The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft has provided detailed imaging and gravity data relevant to the characteristics of structural features and global mass properties. A long ridge, coplanar with a degraded trough/ridge system, and an approximately parallel surface facet suggest exploitation of a nearly global fabric by both compressive and extensional failure at significantly different times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-1-46-4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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