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Curiosity's soil scoop, ready for action (sol 51)

Curiosity's soil scoop, ready for action (sol 51)

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Curiosity's soil scoop, ready for action (sol 51)
Curiosity took this photo on sol 51 (September 27, 2012). The soil scoop is still pristinely clean, before the first attempt at sampling.

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Original image data dated on or about September 27, 2012

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