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ESA: Mars sample return

The Red Planet is, for several reasons, the focus point in the international context of robotic exploration: • Mars is the most Earth-like planet in the Solar System. Geological structures show that long ago liquid water flowed on the surface … Continue reading

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Phobos as dropbox for Mars sample return

Current plans for bringing samples to Earth from Mars involve three distinct steps. First is a rover with the capability to cache samples: this will be the Mars 2020 rover, now in its initial stages of development. Second is a … Continue reading

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