The Shape of Eros from NEAR Imaging Data

P. C. Thomas, J. Joseph, B. Carcich, B. E. Clark, J. Veverka, J. K. Miller, W. Owen, B. Williams, M. Robinson

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Images obtained during the NEAR spacecraft flyby of 433 Eros in December 1998 reveal a curved object, of a mean size and shape close to those inferred from lightcurve and radar data. The resolution of the images was sufficient to identify landmarks and establish a surface-based coordinate system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-350
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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