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Anaglyph: David Neufer

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The Lander
"The lander is a strong, lightweight structure, consisting of a base and three sides "petals" in the shape of a tetrahedron (pyramid-shaped). The Lander structure consists of beams and sheets that are made from a "composite" material. Composites such as fiberglass are made of strong fibers or fabrics that are stiffened with a glue, or "matrix". The lander beams are made out of carbon-based layers of graphite fiber woven into a fabric, creating a material that is lighter than aluminum and more rigid than steel."

From: NASA/JPL  Spacecraft: Lander