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The landing radar, as seen in dsc31346.jpg.

I believe the white panel closer to the descent propulsion system engine is used to prevent the radar from picking up signals from an unwanted direction or perhaps to prevent interference, but I am unable to find a reference to confirm this.

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Time picture taken Tue Jun 19 12:22:56 2007
Location picture taken Lunar Exploration Vehicles Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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