She's Looking Out for Us

Shoemaker: Comet Finder
Internationally known astronomer Carolyn Shoemaker will be in Denver for the inaugural Michel T. Halbouty Lecture, talking about -- what else? -- comets, asteroids and things beyond our planet.

Image Caption

The last image of asteroid 433 Eros received from NEAR Shoemaker was taken from a range of 394 feet and measures 20 feet across. The streaky lines at the bottom indicate loss of signal as the spacecraft touched down on the asteroid during transmission of the image.

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