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Mars Cent Update by Electric Peak Collection

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Abe could use a bath.


Back in November 2012 I posted a couple journals about the 1909 VDB cent that is part of a camera calibration target on the Curiosity outside-affiliatelinksnotallowed currently exploring Mars. For a photo taken shortly after the outside-affiliatelinksnotallowed arrived on Mars, see http://http://coins.www.collectors-society.com/JournalDetail.aspx?JournalEntryID=12493


In that photo you can see a few grains of fine Martian sand. The situation a little over a year later has changed a bit. And note that the cent is not facing up toward the Martian sky. It is actually close to vertical and the sand is stuck on, electrostatically I would guess. Enjoy, and happy collecting!




Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS



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