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Spitzer Surveys Dozens of Near-Earth Asteroids
Sig10 019

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL

Observation • September 2nd, 2010 • sig10-019

sig10-019

This image, taken by NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous mission in 2000, shows a close-up view of Eros, an asteroid with an orbit that takes it somewhat close to Earth. NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope observed Eros and dozens of other near-Earth asteroids as part of an ongoing survey to study their sizes and compositions using infrared light.

About the Object

Name
Eros
Type
Interplanetary Body > Asteroid

Color Mapping

Band Wavelength Telescope
Optical NEAR