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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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.

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