Contact Information

Danielle Wyrick
(210) 522-6837
dwyrick@swri.org

Eros (a Near-Earth Asteroid)

image: The asteroid Eros is blanketed by a layer of regolith and criss-crossed by fractures and pit chains. SwRI scientists are using numerical models to find a relationship between the size and shape of these pits and the thickness and mechanical properties of the regolith material.

The asteroid Eros is blanketed by a layer of regolith and criss-crossed by fractures and pit chains. SwRI scientists are using numerical models to find a relationship between the size and shape of these pits and the thickness and mechanical properties of the regolith material.

Related Terminology

planetary geology  •  Ganymede  •  Eros  •  Mars  •  planetary sciences  •  planetary geosciences  •  structural analysis  •  Martian crust  •  geologic investigations  •  groundwater flow  •  surface water gas  •  physical analog modeling  •  computer modeling  •  geophysical surveys  •  geological analyses  •  terrestrial analogs  •  Ganymede's icy crust  •  pit chain formation  •  Pellas-Ryder award

Danielle Wyrick, Geosciences & Engineering

(210) 522-6837, dwyrick@swri.org

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04/15/14