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  Eros (mythology) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Greek mythology, Eros was the god responsible for lust, love, and sex; he was also worshipped as a fertility deity.
In art, Eros was usually depicted as a nude winged boy or infant (although this is associated more with Cupid from Roman religion; to the Greeks he was a young man or a teenager), with his bow and arrows in hand.
Eros, angry at Apollo for making fun of his archery skills, caused him to fall in love with the nymph Daphne, daughter of Ladon, who had scorned him.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eros_(god)   (613 words)

Eros, the Greek god of love and sexual desire (the word eros, which is found in the Iliad by Homer, is a common noun meaning sexual desire).
From the early legend of Eros it is said that he was responsible for the embraces of Uranus (Heaven or Sky) and Gaia (Earth), and from their union were born many offspring.
Eros is usually depicted as a young winged boy, with his bow and arrows at the ready, to either shoot into the hearts of gods or mortals which would rouse them to desire.
www.pantheon.org /articles/e/eros.html   (751 words)

 Asteroid Eros
Eros is approximately 33x13x13 kilometers (20x8x8 miles) in size and resembles a "fat banana." It is the second largest near-Earth asteroid and spins on its axis once every 5 hours, 16 minutes.
Eros exhibits a heavily cratered surface with one side dominated by a huge, scallop-rimmed gouge, and the opposite side by a conspicuous sharp, raised rimmed crater.
This image mosaic of Eros was taken by the NEAR spacecraft on February 18, 2000 from a range of 224 miles (361 kilometers).
www.solarviews.com /eng/eros.htm   (1454 words)

 433 Eros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eros was visited by the NEAR Shoemaker probe, which orbited it, taking extensive photographs of its surface, and then, on February 12, 2001 at the end of its mission, landed on the asteroid's surface using only its maneuvering jets.
NEAR scientists have found that most of the larger rocks strewn across Eros were ejected from a single crater in a meteorite collision perhaps 1 Ga (1 billion years) ago.
Since Eros is irregularly shaped, a 9 kilometer straight line through the asteroid can reach locations that would be further away if travelling across the surface, thus leading to the uneven pattern of crater density on the surface.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/433_Eros   (611 words)

 Shape of Asteroid 433 Eros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eros' elongation is also evident in 3.5-cm Goldstone radar echoes (Jurgens and Goldstein 1976); as the asteroid rotates, the echo's Doppler bandwidth varies by about a factor of two.
Eros' rotation period is short enough that the asteroid should be in principal-axis rotation (Harris 1994, Burns and Safranov 1973), so the dynamical penalty functions restrict our attention to only those perturbations that result in dynamically plausible models.
Eros could be an intact fragment from a (highly or slightly) differentiated parent body, in which case mineralogical variations in that body might be preserved in Eros.
echo.jpl.nasa.gov /asteroids/433_Eros/eros.html   (5035 words)

 433 Eros
433 Eros is an S-type asteroid orbiting the Sun mostly between the orbits of Earth and Mars.
Eros might be a fragment from a planetoid that coalesced long ago and later broke apart as a result of collisions with other asteroids.
Inside Eros' Giant Gouge This picture was taken from NEAR on February 15, 2000, while the spacecraft was passing directly over the large gouge that creates Eros's characteristic peanut shape.
www.nineplanets.org /eros.html   (864 words)

 Eros, Greek Mythology Link.
Eros is Love, who overpowers the mind, and tames the spirit in the breasts of both gods and men.
Eros then deserted her, and when their love was discovered, Psyche suffered the wrath of Aphrodite, who mistreated her in many ways.
Eros, they say, appeared after Chaos, and is one of the oldest gods, himself having no parents.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Eros.html   (2190 words)

 Mythography | The Greek God Eros in Myth and Art
According to some sources, Eros was the son of the goddess Aphrodite (occasionally, it is claimed that he is the child of both Aphrodite and Ares).
As Aphrodite's son, Eros loses a bit of his power and prestige and becomes more of a companion (or accomplice) to the goddess of love and desire.
Eros was known as Cupid in Roman mythology.
www.loggia.com /myth/eros.html   (468 words)

 Psyche and Eros
Eros was very kind to Psyche in every way that he could be - giving her invisible servants to wait on her every wish - but he never ever let her see his face, ominously warning her that the day she did it would be over.
Eros heard the loneliness in her voice and agreed, but he knew that this would be their downfall.
Eros took her in his arms, and from that day on the two were never parted again.
www.paleothea.com /Myths/Psyche.html   (2054 words)

 Eros and Psyche
Eros, having been commanded by his mother, is awaiting nearby and seeing her for the first time is so struck with her beauty that he accidentally pricks his own hand with one of his arrows and falls deeply in love with Psyche.
In fact, Eros cannot be separated from his beloved Psyche, since they are united by a secret and sacred bond, invisible and unconscious in man. In fact, man’s psyche remains filled with erotic, sensual, carnal desires that keep him and his mind trapped on the physical plane along with his emotions and consciousness.
Eros is shown pointing his arrow towards the seeker’s crown chakra, meaning that the seeker is in a higher initiation that will unite the two opposites and paradoxical sides within himself, and blend them on his axial level.
zero-point.tripod.com /pantheon/ErosPsyche.html   (11058 words)

 NEAR Project's Eros Star Chart   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eros is in the night sky so that you can see the constellation that it (and the NEAR-Shoemaker spacecraft) are in.
Eros is moving among constellations of the Zodiac -- moving from Aquarius into Pisces in February.
You'll be able to see Eros through a back-yard telescope during favorable months but you will never be able to see the small, Volkswagen-beetle-sized spacecraft through a telescope, however, because it will be too far away and too close to Eros to see separately.
www.boulder.swri.edu /~cchapman/finderos.html   (359 words)

 Cornell News: Chemistry of Eros
The spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Eros nearly 100 million miles from Earth was, for the first time, able to reveal, through a brief "snapshot," the chemical composition of an asteroid.
And the data indicate that Eros is a primitive relic of the emergence of the solar system from a cloud of gas and dust.
Eros is classified as an S-type asteroid, the most common classification of asteroids.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/May00/Near.Squyres.deb.html   (690 words)

 Eros & Psyche Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eros flies over the earth and over the loud-roaring salt sea and bewitches the one on whose frenzied mind he darts, winged and gold-gleaming, he bewitches the whelps of the mountain and those of the sea, what the earth brings forth and what the blazing sun looks down upon, and likewise mortal men.
The mixed parenthood of Eros, as well as his transforming images, (some version of myth have him assisting Aphrodite at her birth and in others he is her offspring), may illustrates ongoing changes in the collective awareness of the concept of love and creativity.
Eros, concerned by her condition, finally agrees to allow Psyche’s sisters to visit, but he warns her again not to gaze upon his face.
www.nrg.com.au /~d-falcon/Mythology_of_Eros.htm   (5285 words)

 Eros - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Eros, the life instinct postulated by Freudian psychology, standing in opposition to Thanatos
A statue in Piccadilly Circus, London, which is commonly known as Eros but is in fact meant to represent The Angel of Christian Charity
EROS an Israeli commercial Earth observation satellite, designed and manufactured by IAI.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eros   (140 words)

 UroMetrics: Products: EROS-CTD
The Eros Therapy is a small, handheld medical device that improves sexual responses by increasing blood flow to the clitoris and external genitalia.
When the Eros is turned on, a gentle vacuum is created, increasing blood flow to the genitalia causing the clitoris to become engorged.
The Eros Therapy may be used prior to having intercourse or without intercourse to condition and restore sexual responses.
www.urometrics.com /products/eros   (264 words)

 Gamma-Rays from an Asteroid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
For example, Eros might be iron-rich if it came from the core of such a planet or silicon-rich if it came from the crust.
Eros seems to harbor a mixture of elements that you would only find in a solar system body unaltered by melting (an unavoidable step in the process of forming rocky planets).
Eros is about 21 by 8 by 8 miles (33 by 13 by 13 kilometers) in size.
science.msfc.nasa.gov /headlines/y2001/ast27feb_2.htm   (1383 words)

 DISCOVERY ::: MISSIONS ::: NEAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Eros is the largest of the so-called near-Earth asteroids whose orbits cross that of Earth's.
During its year-long orbit, NEAR Shoemaker flew past Eros at altitudes from 3 to 35 miles (5 to 56 km), producing thousands of spectacular images and returning data that will be analyzed for years to come.
Data suggests that Eros is a cracked but solid rock, possibly a fractured chip off a larger body, made of some of the most primitive materials in the solar system.
discovery.nasa.gov /near.html   (659 words)

 Cornell News: Report on asteroid 433 Eros
Eros is estimated to be about 4 billion years old, probably the remnant of a larger asteroid broken up by a collision with another asteroid.
Perhaps a billion years ago, Eros itself was struck by an object -- a meteorite or small comet -- creating a crater nearly 5 miles (7.6 kilometers) wide and shattering into rocks of all sizes.
The mystery posed by the Eros maps for the researchers is why the same thing didn't happen with two other large craters on Eros: Himeros, on the body's convex side, and Psyche, on the concave side.
www.news.cornell.edu /releases/Sept01/Eros.Nature.deb.html   (909 words)

 SN finding charts/Cartes de champs des SN
EROS (Experience de Recherche d'Objets Sombres) primarily searches for microlensing events but also devotes some time to a supernovae search.
This is the third supernova of a systematic search with a 1 square degree CCD camera on the MARLY 1m telescope at the ESO observatory in La Silla (Chile).
According to spectra taken on 24/11/97 at the ARC 3.5m Telescope by R. McMillan, and reduced by H. Newberg, P. Nugent, S. Deustua, S. Perlmutter et al it is a type Ia SN near maximum ; the galaxy redshist is of 0.166.
eros.web.lal.in2p3.fr /SNe/Charts   (2901 words)

 Eros or Bust -- NASA spacecraft approaches a near-Earth asteroid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The target of the NEAR mission, 433 Eros, was the first near-Earth asteroid to be discovered and is the second largest known.
The images of Eros were acquired every 15 degrees of rotation for one Eros "day", which is 5.27 hours long.
A distant image of Eros is shown for comparison with a montage of main belt asteroids.
spacescience.com /headlines/y2000/ast08feb_1.htm   (1574 words)

 Eros * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
Eros * The Immortals * Greek Mythology: From the Iliad to the Fall of the Last Tyrant
He is the most handsome of the immortals and can break the will of the wisest god or the strongest mortal when scratched by one of his arrows.
Eros is most often confused with the Roman god, Cupid.
www.messagenet.com /myths/bios/eros.html   (336 words)

 Highlights from Asteroid Eros   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"Eros is heavily cratered," continued Robinson, "That means its surface is not young." Craters have probably accumulated on the surface of Eros for billions of years.
The saddle could be a very young dent in the side of Eros, speculated Robinson, "or it could have been there for 2 billion years, but a [rock or dust] slide could have erased the cratering record.
By counting craters on surfaces with known ages, like lunar highlands and maria which have been dated by radioactive methods, it is possible to obtain a rough conversion factor between the minimum age of a planetary feature and the number of craters that are found on top of it.
www.spacescience.com /headlines/y2000/ast19feb_1.htm   (1654 words)

 Three-Way Split: "Eros"
Not only that, the theme is "eros," saved from soft-core devaluation by the pedigree of Antonioni's concerned 1960 declaration at Cannes that "Eros is sick." It seems fairest to embrace the potential for failure--in other words, for experimentation--rather than demand a demeaning tasting platter of directors or a vehicle for your favorite director between features.
Soderbergh displaces eros to a narrative play with continuum and simultaneity: Arkin spies on and signs to someone through the window while cogently psychoanalyzing Downey (who, talking from the couch, can't see the antics).
Aside from capturing a series of temporal impressions, Antonioni may be intending an update on the state of eros in a pornographic age; at least, one wants to make something of the one unusual scene, in which the second woman engages in a pre-coital session of masturbation whilst standing on her bed.
www.indiewire.com /movies/movies_050405eros.html   (1457 words)

 SPACE.com -- Mission Archive: NEAR Encounter at Eros
NASA is studying an option to continue operating the NEAR Shoemaker probe on asteroid Eros 433 for an extended period, beyond the February 14 cutoff date that had been planned earlier.
Scientists are delighted with the high-quality, close-up images of asteroid 433 Eros which the NEAR Shoemaker spacecraft transmitted as it floated to a historic landing on the rocky surface nearly 200 million miles from Earth on Monday, February 12.
The first known landslides on an asteroid have been spotted on Eros, a 20-mile- (32-kilometer-) long, potato-shaped space rock that is providing new clues about the formation of the solar system and the birth of planets.
www.space.com /missionlaunches/missions/near_archive.html   (1492 words)

 Philosophy of Love [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The term eros (Greek erasthai) is used to refer to that part of love constituting a passionate, intense desire for something, it is often referred to as a sexual desire, hence the modern notion of 'erotic' (Greek erotikos).
The implication of the Platonic theory of eros is that ideal beauty, which is reflected in the particular images of beauty we find, becomes interchangeable across people and things, ideas, and art: to love is to love the Platonic form of beauty-not a particular individual, but the element they posses of true (Ideal) beauty.
Agape arguably draws on elements from both eros and philia in that it seeks a perfect kind of love that is at once a fondness, a transcending of the particular, and a passion without the necessity of reciprocity.
www.utm.edu /research/iep/l/love.htm   (3225 words)

 EROS FAQ: Basic Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
EROS is a new operating system being implemented at the University of Pennsylvania.
EROS will eventually supply a secure, UNIX-compatible environement to go along with it's native environment.
In EROS, persistence means that the system periodically saves a copy of everything you are doing.
www.eros-os.org /faq/basics.html   (2256 words)

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