NEAR image of the day for 2000 Feb 17 (E)

Eros: The Movie

On February 12, 2000 during the final stage of approach to Eros, NEAR acquired this 780 frame rotation sequence using its MSI camera. Images were taken every 26 seconds to capture slightly over one rotation. These data not only serve as critical optical navigation aids, but give scientists a dynamic look at changing shadowing and shading of surface features. By examining features with different illumination conditions analysts can easier interpret their origin.