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Photos of Space Love: The Asteroid Eros Up Close

Final Eros Images: Last, Closest Image of Eros


This is the last image of asteroid 433 Eros received from NEAR Shoemaker. The streaky lines at the bottom indicate loss of signal as the spacecraft touched down on the asteroid during transmission of this image.

Eros: In Real and Imagined

NASA/JPL/PSI/Robert Gaskell

A NASA image of asteroid Eros (left) and Robert Gaskell's shape model of the asteroid (right).

How Collisions Shaped an Asteroid


This image shows pooling of regolith and small boulders in low areas of asteroid Eros, plus degraded craters, nearly-erased "ghost" craters, and very few small craters.

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