The shape of 433 eros from the NEAR-shoemaker laser rangefinder

  title={The shape of 433 eros from the NEAR-shoemaker laser rangefinder},
  author={Zuber and Smith and Cheng and Garvin and Aharonson and Cole and Dunn and Guo and Lemoine and Neumann and Rowlands and Torrence},
  volume={289 5487},
Measurements from the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR)-Shoemaker Laser Rangefinder (NLR) indicate that asteroid 433 Eros is a consolidated body with a complex shape dominated by collisions. The offset between the asteroid's center of mass and center of figure indicates a small deviation from a homogeneous internal structure that is most simply explained by variations in mechanical structure. Regional-scale relief and slope distributions show evidence for control of topography by a… Expand
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