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Title: Geochronology and Mars Exploration: Critical Measurements for 21st Century Planetary Science
Primary Author: Pamela G. Conrad
Secondary Author(s): F. Scott Anderson, Robert C. Anderson, William J. Brinckerhoff, Peter Doran, Victoria E. Hamilton, Joel A. Hurowitz, Alfred S. McEwan, Douglas W. Ming , Dimitri A. Papanastassiou, Timothy D. Swindle
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Summary: We present arguments for geochronology as a high scientific priority for Mars exploration in specific and planetary science in general. We also recommend funding four specific activities toward achieving technical readiness for addressing this priority.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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