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Bringing Mars back to Earth – Yahoo News Australia

An audacious mission to bring rock samples from Mars back to Earth is about to begin – find our more with our illustrated guide



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Illustrated guide to the Mars sample return missions
The US and European space agencies are about to begin an audacious effort to bring samples of Martian rock and soil back to Earth. It will involve two robotic rovers to collect the best specimens, and an elaborate delivery system to get this material home. Scientists hope to then learn more about whether life has ever existed on the Red Planet by studying the samples using techniques that are only available in Earth laboratories.
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