Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022
Publisher: National Academy of Sciences 2011
Number of pages: 410
This book surveys the current state of knowledge of the solar system and recommends a suite of planetary science flagship missions for the decade 2013-2022 that could provide a steady stream of important new discoveries about the solar system.
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