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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

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

Filed under mission status, spacecraft, Curiosity (Mars Science Laboratory), Mars

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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.


Original image data dated on or about September 27, 2012.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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