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Title: Development of Capabilities and Instrumentation for Curation and Analysis of Returned Samples
Primary Author: Andrew M. Davis
Secondary Author(s): Meenakshi Wadhwa, Christine Floss, Bradley L. Jolliff, Scott Messenger, Dimitri A. Papanastassiou, Allan Treiman, Andrew J. Westphal
Institution: University of Chicago
Summary: The purpose of this white paper is to emphasize the importance of investments in sample curation and analytical instrument development for the full realization of the science objectives of any sample return missions in the coming decade.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Primitive Bodies: Asteroids, comets, Phobos, Deimos, Pluto/Charon and other Kuiper belt objects, meteorites, and interplanetary dust.
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