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Tracks and Trenches

Tracks and Trenches

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell

Tracks and Trenches
Part of the "McMurdo" panorama taken at a spot in the Columbia HIlls where the rover Spirit passed a harsh Martian winter. As it drove backward to this spot, dragging its inoperable right front wheel, Spirit dug trenches that turned up sulfur-rich salty minerals, another hint at a watery past.

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Original image data dated on or about August 17, 2006

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