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Scientific Benefit of a Mars Dust Sample Capture and Earth Return with SCIMThe Sample Collection for Investigation of Mars (SCIM) mission, presently a finalist for flight as a Mars Scout, proposes to return martian atmospheric dust to Earth for mineralogical, chemical, isotopic, and other studies. The returned sample will consist of least 1000 martian dust particles =10 m in diameter plus millions of smaller particles. Here we discuss the science gained from analyzing such a sample in terrestrial laboratories. An accompanying abstract discusses the SCIM atmosphere sample return science.
Document ID
20030111395
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Leshin, L. A. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Clark, B. C. (Lockheed Martin Astronautics Denver, CO, United States)
Forney, L. (Georgia Inst. of Tech. Atlanta, GA, United States)
Jones, S. M. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Jurewicz, A. J. G. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Greeley, R. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
McSween, H. Y., Jr. (Tennessee Univ. Knoxville, TN, United States)
Richardson, M. (California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Sharp, T. (Arizona State Univ. Tempe, AZ, United States)
Thiemens, M. (California Univ. San Diego, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-7731
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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