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NEAR's final descent

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NEAR's final descent On December 2, 2001, the NEAR spacecraft spiraled in to a touchdown on asteroid Eros. It took and transmitted photos throughout its descent. This mosaic is composed of NEAR's final four photos.

NASA / JHU-APL / Cornell / Daniel Macháček

Copyright holder: Daniel Macháček

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about December 2, 2001

 

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