The results obtained by the Viking Missions concerning organic and biological analysis are summarized and it is indicated that these results do not preclude the existence in buried or protected regions of the planet, organic molecules or fossil life. The use of automated instruments is suggested for the analyses of samples obtained from certain regions of the planet, as a preliminary step before they are selected, retrieved, and returned to Earth for more complete analysis.
Mars Sample Return Science
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- Biological Evolution;
- Mars Surface Samples;
- Return To Earth Space Flight;
- Viking Spacecraft;
- Lunar and Planetary Exploration