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Pictures of Mars - Lander 2 Site

Pictures of Mars - Lander 2 Site

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Visible in the lower right corner of the image is the lander's footpad. The shroud that protected the soil collector head during the lander's descent lies a short distance from the footpad. The rounded rock in the center foreground is about 20 cm (8 in) wide. The angular rock to the left and further back is about 1.5 m (5 ft) across. Notice the two trenches dug in the regolith by the sampler arm. The gently sloping troughs between the artificial trenches and the angular rock, which cut from the middle left to the lower right corner, are natural surface features.
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