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Scooby Doo

The rock shown here was named Scooby Doo. It was a pink rock. This rock is similar to what was found at the Viking 2 landing site.

The action of the Rover's rear wheels was used to stir up the soil so it could take measurements. Near Scooby Doo, the Rover could not stir up any soil. Thus scientists labeled the soils near Scooby Doo as cemented soil.


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