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Silica exposed by Spirit
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On sol 1202, Spirit captured this Pancam mosaic of trenches dug by its seized right front wheel, which exposed light-toned material just below the surface. This material was later determined to be nearly pure silica.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU / Damia Bouic
Original image data dated on or about May 22, 2007.
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