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1 Introduction
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... Sample return missions seek to marshal all of the technological and methodological sophistication of terrestrial laboratories for the study of extraterrestrial materials. Although there have been dramatic advances in, and successes of, remote sensing and robotic systems for sampling and analysis on planetary surfaces, it remains true that the most sophisticated remote and in situ observations of other planetary bodies return information that is sparse in its scope and orders of magnitude poorer in sensitivity, precision, accuracy, and spatial scale as compared to what is possible in laboratory studies.
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... The four tasks outlined above have been faced by one ongoing and five prior programs of extraterrestrial sample return: the cosmic dust collection, the Apollo program, the Luna program, and the Genesis, Stardust, and Hayabusa missions. However, in the coming decades, sample return missions will have to address three substantial changes brought about by shifting scientific goals and a changing community of stakeholders in sample return missions: 1.
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... For example, cores drilled ­ from glacial ice are stored and manipulated at 237 K so that the layers of ice remain frozen and distinct. Hard condensed matter versus soft condensed matter -- These terms relate to how stable a material is in its environment.

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