Bringing a Bit of Mars Back Home

Moffett Field CA (SPX) Nov 09, 2010 If there is evidence of life on Mars, it will be found in the planet’s rocks. And as most scientists who study Mars will tell you, the best way to learn about martian rocks is to bring a few back to Earth. NASA has long had plans for a sample-return mission to Mars. In the 1990s such a mission was on the agency’s active to-do list, with sample return planned to occur as early as 2008.


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