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I came across these space pictures and found that most didn't show much detail. So I decided to enhance the colour, brightness and contrast. The detail was there before, just a lot more easier to observe now. I will be adding more pictures over a period of time since I have had a lot of outside interest shown to the site.
Originally posted by Yoda
Howdy folks... the metal cylinder is the shroud for the surface sampler instrument, which was ejected after landing.
Viking 2 Lander close-up of the surface of Mars. The metal cylinder at right is the shroud for the surface sampler instrument, which was ejected after landing. To the left of it are trenches dug by the sampling arm, and at lower right part of a footpad can be seen. Note the holes in the rocks, which appear to be vesicles produced by gas bubbles when the rocks first solidified from lava. The camera is looking due east and local time is 19:47. The shroud is about 30 cm long. (Viking 2 Lander, 22G144)