Sample return missions to minor bodies

Burchell, Mark; Price, Mark; Wozniakiewicz, Penelope; Bridges, John; Kearsley, Anton; Grady, Monica; Green, Simon; Starkey, Natalie; Lindgren, Paula and Noguchi, Takaai (2013). Sample return missions to minor bodies. Astronomy & Geophysics, 54(3) 3.28-3.32.



Mark Burchell and the organizers of an RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting in May 2012 argue, on the basis of the Stardust and Hayabusa missions, that collecting samples from asteroids and comets offers a potentially rich scientific return – and one that can be exploited for many years to come.

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