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Phoenix TEGA instrument on sol 83

Phoenix TEGA instrument on sol 83

NASA / JPL / UA / Texas A&M

Phoenix TEGA instrument on sol 83
At the end of sol 83 (August 18, 2008), the exterior of Phoenix' TEGA instrument was thoroughly coated with soil. Three of the four sets of sample doors have been opened. The two sidemost doors opened fully, allowing sample to be dropped inside, but all the doors toward the middle of the instrument only partially opened.

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Original image data dated on or about August 18, 2008

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