An Ancient Ridge

An Ancient Ridge
From NASA's Planetary Photojournal
This mosaic of four images -- taken by NEAR Shoemaker on September 21, 2000, from about 100 kilometers (62 miles) above Eros -- covers part of the asteroid's southern hemisphere, southwest of the large, 5.3-kilometer (3.3-mile) diameter crater. The ridge that trends from upper left to lower right is among the older features on Eros, as evidenced by the large number of superimposed impact craters. The whole scene is approximately 11 kilometers (7 miles) from top to bottom.
Image Title: An Ancient Ridge
Catalog #: PIA03110
Photo Target Name: Eros
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Spacecraft/Mission: Near Shoemaker

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