The Bruce Murray Space Image Library
Scratching at the Surface
Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Mars
The sampler arm of the Viking 2 lander digs in the regolith at Utopia Planitia. The cylinder on the right is the ejected shroud that once covered the collector head on the sampler.
Original image data dated on or about March 30, 1978.
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