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The American and European space agencies signed an agreement yesterday to send a sampler to Mars. So far, there have been static landers and rovers to the planet, but no return samplers.
Scientists at the Mars Sample Return Conference in Berlin explained that there is only limited information that can be obtained from Martian meteorites and the various landers and rovers sent to Mars. Now was the time they said to have a return-to-Earth sampler mission.
Dave Parker of the European Space Agency said: "It's very important every mission we send to Mars discovers something slightly unusual. It's on that basis that we intend to plan the next mission." A sampler might help to answer whether or not in Mars's history there is/was life on the planet.

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