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A New Way to Prepare Samples of Mars for Return to the Earth

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Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2015 01:00 AM by AlexMuller

Mars 2020, NASA’s next and yet-to-be-named Mars rover, will be the first mission to collect samples of the martian surface for return to Earth. This process is known as caching, and it is the first step of a fully-born sample return campaign that could define the next two decades of Mars exploration.

 

Recently, the Mars 2020 engineering team proposed a new caching strategy that differs from previous concepts in some interesting ways. JPL calls this adaptive caching. This means that after coring samples and placing them into hermetically-sealed tubes (the same process for any sort of caching), the rover will then deposit groups of samples on the ground throughout its drive. A future rover would retrieve some or all of these samples, place them in a rocket, and launch them into Mars orbit.

 

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2015-07-27
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Bringing samples of Martian rocks back to earth is of great importance if full analysis is to be performed - pictures are not enough Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2016-07-21
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é difícil tomar de.csõesi..todos sabemos... e agora é aguentar... é ver os jogos com desapego... é saber que aquela faixa vai ser entregue a martins, Matic, César e Aimar e acreditar que o Rosa possa ser uma mais valia!!!!Os fenómenos de crença são sempre tão subjectivos... por isso exorto como humilde picas que desçam o passivo para valores razoáveis! Reply


 

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