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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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Video
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1998-2001, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-732
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
Applied Pysics Laboratory