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Ten times the solar system reminded us sample collection is hard

Emily Lakdawalla • February 19, 2018 • 2

Some of the biggest discoveries we make in planetary science rely on the seemingly simple act of picking up and analyzing pieces of other worlds. When things go awry, scientists and engineers can sometimes squeeze amazing science out of a tough situation.

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