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 (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P17862
Addition Date: 1997-01-09
Primary Data Set: Viking EDRs
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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