Major Sampler

Major samplers being prepared for placement on the vehicle. The one shown in this image is called a "double pair" because it has two sampling chambers. The robotic claws of the vehicle grab onto the T-shaped handle for placement of the nozzle into the vent orifice. Image courtesy of University of Washington.

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