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Mars 2020

NASA's Mars 2020 mission will build upon many discoveries from the Curiosity Mars rover and the two Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity by taking the next key steps in our understanding of Mars' potential as a habitat for past or present life. Searching for scientific clues to answer this question means delving into the planet's geologic and climate history to find out how, when, and why Mars underwent dramatic changes to become the harsh planet we observe today. The Mars 2020 rover is designed to seek signs of past life on Mars, collect and store a set soil and rock samples that could be returned to Earth in the future, and test new technology to benefit future robotic and human exploration of Mars.

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Kevin Peter Hand
Kevin Peter Hand
Deputy Project Scientist, Europa
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David  Kass
David Kass
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
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Yang  Liu
Yang Liu
Planetary Geosciences
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Daniel  Nunes
Daniel Nunes
Planetary Interiors and Geophysics
SHARAD Investigation Scientist
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Joseph  Razzell Hollis
Joseph Razzell Hollis
Astrobiology and Ocean Worlds
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Kathryn  Stack Morgan
Kathryn Stack Morgan
Planetary Geosciences
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Jesse  Tarnas
Jesse Tarnas
Planetary Geosciences
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Michael A. Mischna
Michael A. Mischna
Planetary And Exoplanetary Atmospheres
Group Supervisor
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