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Eros_rotation_Dec._3-4_2000.gif(498 × 390 pixels, file size: 1.71 MB, MIME type: image/gif, looped, 50 frames, 10 s)

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NEAR Shoemaker captured this movie on December 3-4, 2000, while in orbit 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the center of Eros. Covering a full rotation of the 21-mile-long asteroid, the movie opens with a look at one of Eros' battered ends and a sweep over the saddle-shaped depression named Himeros. The sequence then includes a view of Shoemaker Regio - the large boulder patch beside Himeros - before swinging over the opposite end and providing a stunning view of a sunset inside Psyche, the asteroid's large, 5-kilometer (3-mile) impact crater. The movie wraps up with a return to the asteroid's heavily cratered tip.

The last three frames of the original NASA animation have been deleted to improve continuity when looping.

Date December 3-4, 2000
Source http://near.jhuapl.edu/iod/20010205/index.html
Author NASA / Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

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