Bruce Murray Space Image Library
NEAR's final descent
Filed under near-Earth asteroids, pretty pictures, amateur image processing, asteroids, NEAR, asteroid 433 Eros
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
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Original image data dated on or about December 2, 2001
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