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The challenge of recovering samples taken from Mars


DECRYPTION - The American and European space agencies have unveiled the planned protocol for bringing the samples taken by Perseverance back to Earth.

They are so precious that we speak of “treasures of humanity”.

But before their arrival on Earth, which will mark a milestone in the history of space exploration, the road will be long for the samples taken from Mars by the Perseverance rover.

After combing through the data produced for a year and a half by the robot, NASA presented, in a joint press conference with the European Space Agency (ESA), the protocol chosen to repatriate the precious tubes containing the earth. and Martian rocks.

This "architecture"


which will require many technical developments, should make it possible to recover the samples within ten years.

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A decade later, a dozen vehicles (including eight that arrived after Curiosity) are exploring the red planet...

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Source: lefigaro

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