The nature of ponded deposits on Eros

  title={The nature of ponded deposits on Eros},
  author={Mark S. Robinson and Peter C. Thomas and Joe Veverka and scott. murchie and Brian T. Carcich},
One of the surprises of the NEAR-Shoemaker mission was that Eros's surface exhibits a wide variety of landforms, which are indicative of a global covering of loose fragmental debris. At one extreme in roughness is the Shoemaker Regio area, which is characterized by a high density of boulders up to 100 m across, slumps, slides, and finer blanketing material. At the other extreme are distinctive, flat deposits that appear smooth down to a resolution of 1.2 cm per pixel. Here we report the results… CONTINUE READING

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