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Title: Lunar Field Geological Exploration
Primary Author: Harrison H. Schmitt
Secondary Author(s): Bernard H. Foing, Mark Helper, Friedrich P. Horz, Jeff Plescia, Authur Snoke, Kris Zacny
Institution: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Summary: Geological exploration by experience and highly trained field geologists provides the foundation for interpretation of lunar samples in the context of the origin and evolution of the terrestrial planets. Future lunar exploration should fully utilize the best available field geologists.
Panel Selection: Inner Planets: Mercury, Venus, and the Moon.
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