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November 16, 2000 – May 10, 2002
Museum: Natural History Museum
Location: Ground Floor, West Side of Constitution Ave. Lobby
This case addresses the NASA's Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) mission to provide the first comprehensive study of an asteroid and features models; photographs; asteroid and meteorite specimens; animated footage of the asteroid 433 Eros -- the focus of the mission -- and the spacecraft orbiting it.