PIA10738: Mars Surface near Viking Lander 1 Footpad
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Viking
 Spacecraft:  Viking Lander 1
 Instrument:  Camera 2 
 Product Size:  1744 x 512 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
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 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA10738.jpg (142.4 kB)

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This image, which has been flipped horizontally, was taken by Viking Lander 1 on August 1, 1976, 12 sols after landing. Much like images that have returned from Phoenix, the soil beneath Viking 1 has been exposed due to exhaust from thruster engines during descent. This is visible to the right of the struts of Viking's surface-sampler arm housing, seen on the left.

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