The "Soil" of mars (viking 1)

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The location of the Viking 1 lander is most ideal for the study of soil properties because it has one footpad in soft material and one on hard material. As each soil sample was acquired, information on soil properties was obtained. Although analysis is still under way, early results on bulk density, particle size, angle of internal friction, cohesion, adhesion, and penetration resistance of the soil of Mars are presented.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The "Soil" of mars (viking 1)
Series title Science
Volume 194
Issue 4260
Year Published 1976
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Science
First page 91
Last page 97