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3 Priority Science Questions
Pages 95-100

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From page 95...
... Destination-specific expertise also allowed the panels to efficiently identify additional mission studies, beyond those already available, early in the process as required for study completion prior to committee prioritizations. The committee structure comprised a steering group and six destination-oriented panels that addressed Mercury and the Moon, Venus, Mars, small bodies, giant planet systems, and ocean worlds and dwarf planets.
From page 96...
... Each of what the committee henceforth defines as the 12 priority science questions consists of a single overarching topic, as well as a one- to two-sentence description of the question's scope. The 12 priority questions provide the organizational structure around which the scientific portions of the report are organized.
From page 97...
... How and when did the giant planets and their satellite systems originate, and did their orbits migrate early in their history? How and when did dwarf planets and cometary bodies orbiting beyond the giant planets form, and how were they affected by the early evolution of the solar system?
From page 98...
... . When considering activities such as future missions, the committee evaluated their potential for addressing the priority science questions and subquestions identified in these chapters, providing direct traceability between recommended activities and science goals (see Table 22-4)
From page 100...
... Q1 PLATE: An Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA) image of the protoplanetary disk around the star HL Tau in 2014.

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