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Is there any chance Mars-3's Prop-M rover deployed automatically and "roved"?

Mars-3 landed on the surface of Mars and began transmitting. It carried a Prop-M rover. The lander started transmitting from the surface but went silent about 14 seconds later. Did rover deployment ...
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Since the Prob-M Mars Rovers had a motor for locomotion, why not use wheels?

This answer mentions that the Prop-M rovers that were carried to the surface of Mars by the Mars-2 and Mars-3 missions used "skis" for propulsion, rather than wheels. Looking at the GIF below frame ...