PDS Asteroid/Dust Archive
NEAR Collected Shape and Gravity Models
Several instrument teams from the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous
(NEAR) mission derived models of the main mission target, 433
Eros. In addition, the Multi-Spectral Imager team also derived
a shape model of the secondary target 253 Mathilde. These models
and their associated data and descriptions have been collected
into this data set for ease of distribution. In addition to the
link to the full data set, here is a browse facility to access the models.
See the NEAR Coordinate Systems document for an explanation of the coordinate systems used and instructions to
convert between them.
The following data set includes the Peter Thomas shape models of Eros, which are also incorporated into the collection above. The Thomas shape models data set also includes a browse interface and documentation not included in the collected models.
Superseded versions of this data set: