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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Scratching at the Surface

Filed under pretty pictures, amateur image processing, NASA Mars missions before 1996, Mars

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Scratching at the Surface 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.

NASA/JPL/Bill Dunford

Original image data dated on or about March 30, 1978.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Bill Dunford


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