PIA00526: Trench Left By Sampler Scoop
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Viking
 Spacecraft:  Viking Lander 2
 Instrument:  Camera 1 
 Product Size:  251 x 376 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P17862
 Addition Date:  1997-01-09
 Primary Data Set:  Viking EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA00526.tif (31.99 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA00526.jpg (31.37 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

A shallow 12-inch-long trench was dug by Viking 2 s surface sampler scoop yesterday (September 12) on Mars. The trench is difficult to see in this photo because it is in the shadow of a rock (out of view to the right). The sampler scoop stopped operating sometime after soil was excavated from the trench and delivered to Viking 2 s biology instrument.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1997-01-09