an asteroid with an orbital period around the sun of 1.76 years. The NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft made the first asteroid landing on Eros on 12 Feb 2001


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    noun, Geology. 1. an eroded land surface, especially one that is nearly flat and featureless.

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