About this Product
This model gives the shape of the near-Earth asteroid 2008 EV5. The real asteroid is ~400 m across. Note the ridge around the object's equator, broken by a 150-m concavity.
EV5 is the target of the proposed Marco Polo R mission by ESA, which would go to the asteroid, pick up handfuls of material, and return the samples to Earth for analysis. EV5 is also potentially of interest as a target for future human missions.
For more details, see http://echo.jpl.nasa.gov/asteroids/2008EV5/busch.etal.2011.2008ev5.pdf
What's in the Box
ev5 v final mod 3inch
in White Strong & Flexible
This model is 3D Printed in White Strong & Flexible: White nylon plastic with a matte finish and slight grainy feel.
Last updated on 01/17/2013