22 September 2000
Vol 289, Issue 5487

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COVER Global view of asteroid 433 Eros obtained by the NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft on 12 March 2000 from a distance of 200 kilometers. Color contours have been added to show relative gravitational heights, ranging from red (highest) to blue (lowest). Gravitationally, the lowest region on Eros lies within the huge 10-kilometer-wide depression at the top right. [Image: Jonathan Joseph for NASA NEAR Project] 2088