|Mathilde Encounter: June 27, 1997|
This site presents a brief account of the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) flyby of the asteroid 253 Mathilde. Materials include descriptions of the NEAR mission, pre-encounter optical navigation, science objectives, images, and animations. Links to related topics are included.
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Copyright 1998-2001, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-732
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Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
Applied Pysics Laboratory