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Curiosity's observation tray, sol 571
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This tray is mounted to the front of the rover; Curiosity can drop samples onto it in order to inspect them visually. Curiosity took this photo of the empty observation tray as a "before" image in preparation for arm and sampling work at Kimberley on sol 571 (March 15, 2014).
NASA / JPL / MSSS
Original image data dated on or about March 15, 2014
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