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FIDO Digs a Hole


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The rover executed a short but challenging maneuver to place its left front wheel atop a nearby soil target designated by the Soil and Physical Properties science subteam. There, it dug a shallow trench (a hole made by turning the left front wheel in reverse while all the other wheels were locked in position so that they do not move), backed away from the trench and turned to face the trench so that it would be in range of the rover arm carrying science instruments for potential measurements on the next sol.

Eddie Tunstel

Mark Powell

Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu

Eric Baumgartner

 

Jeff Norris

 

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