planetary science

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For its newest planetary science mission, NASA aims to land a flying robot on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, a top target in the search for alien life. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "NASA plans to send a flying robot to Saturn’s moon Titan," 28 June 2019 By Sarah Kaplan | Washington Post For its newest planetary science mission, NASA aims to land a flying robot on the surface of Saturn’s moon Titan, a top target in the search for alien life. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "NASA plans to send a robot to Saturn’s moon Titan," 27 June 2019 Studying these samples in laboratories on Earth helped to establish the modern field of planetary science and gave us crucial insights into geologic processes that operate on all planetary bodies. Erica Jawin, Scientific American, "Apollo’s Bounty: The Science of the Moon Rocks," 2 July 2019 The report will help inform NASA’s next planetary science decadal survey, which determines the agency’s exploration priorities for the coming decade. Daniel Oberhaus, WIRED, "Neptune Is a Windy, Chilly, and Baffling Planet. Let's Go!," 17 June 2019 This is the fourth mission to be funded as part of NASA's New Frontiers program, which supports medium-sized planetary science projects costing less than $1 billion. Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "NASA plans to send a flying robot to Saturn’s moon Titan," 28 June 2019 This is the fourth mission to be funded as part of NASA’s New Frontiers program, which supports medium-sized planetary science projects costing less than $1 billion. The Washington Post, The Mercury News, "NASA plans to send a robot to Saturn’s moon Titan," 27 June 2019 But an increase in oxygen is probably not the whole story, said Andrew Knoll, a professor of earth and planetary sciences at Harvard University. Quanta Magazine, "Where Animals Come From," 29 July 2014 Douglas Wiens, professor of earth and planetary sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, wanted to find out just how much water is absorbed this way. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "Earth’s Crust Is Swallowing Way More Ocean Than We Thought," 15 Nov. 2018

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1969, in the meaning defined above

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