Sunday, November 29, 2009

Mathilde from NEAR

This is an image of Mathilde, a battered main belt asteroid encountered by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) spacecraft on its way to orbit the near earth asteroid Eros.    At 52 km across, it is the largest asteroid yet visited by a spacecraft.

Processed Images Copyright Ted Stryk, Raw Data Courtesy NASA/JHU/APL

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