Observations of 433 Eros from 1.25 to 3.35 microns
We have spectrophotometrically observed 433 Eros, the target of the NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft, on 1995 December 4 from 1.25 to 3.35 μm. As expected, Eros shows no evidence of an absorption feature >5% in the 3 μm region, and is interpreted to have an anhydrous surface within observational uncertainties. Our observations in the JHK region agree with previous work by Chapman and Morrison (1976) and Murchie and Pieters (1996), but differ from the near-infrared spectrometer spectra reported by Clark et al. (2001). Our calculations indicate that thermal flux from Eros is not responsible for this mismatch.
Meteoritics and Planetary Science
Rivkin, A. S. and Clark, B. E., "Observations of 433 Eros from 1.25 to 3.35 microns" (2001). Faculty Articles Indexed in Scopus. 2242.