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Title: Groundbreaking Sample Return from Mars: The Next Giant Leap in Understanding the Red Planet
Primary Author: Allan Treiman
Secondary Author(s): Meenakshi Wadhwa, Charles K. Shearer Jr., Glenn J. MacPherson, James J. Papike, Gerald J. Wasserburg, Christine Floss, Malcolm J. Rutherford, George J. Flynn, Dimitri Papanastassiou, Andrew Westphal, Clive Neal, John H. Jones, Ralph P. Harvey, Susanne Schwenzer
Institution: Lunar and Planetary Institute
Summary: The purpose of this white paper is to urge consideration of a groundbreaking sample return from Mars from a previously well characterized site that requires a simple mission architecture to minimize cost and engineering risk, while gaining substantial scientific return.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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