NASA releases 2nd movie of asteroid Eros
NASA and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory on Monday released the second in a series of "flyover movies" of asteroid Eros, captured by the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft.
The latest series of images, acquired March 7, show the
zero-degree longitude end of the asteroid and its western hemisphere from a range of 205 kilometers (127 miles). The northern hemisphere is toward the bottom of the frame and the southern hemisphere is toward the top, according to a JHUAPL statement.
The NEAR satellite began its planned yearlong orbit of Eros on February 14.
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