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Why Japan May Beat NASA in the Race to Get Regolith to Earth

Collecting ‘soil’ on Mars is proving to be tricky.

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The race is on to get a sample of Martian soil into the hands of scientists on Earth.

The soil on Mars is a mystery we are slowly solving. Each time a rover lands there, they bring along the…




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