Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to this special issue on “Martian Moons eXploration: The scientific investigations of Mars and its moons”. With a planned launch in 2024, the MMX (Martian Moons eXploration) spacecraft will visit both Martian moons (Phobos and Deimos) and collect > 10-g samples from the surface of Phobos before returning to Earth in 2029. This will be the first round trip from Earth, to the Martian system, and back. This Special Issue solicits contributions on various aspects pertinent to the MMX mission, including scientific investigations of Mars and its moons, and submissions are encouraged from the broad scientific community.
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Deadline for submissions: 15 January 2021
Lead Guest Editor
Hidenori Genda, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Tomohiro Usui, ISAS, JAXA, Japan
Nancy L. Chabot , The Johns Hopkins University, USA
Ramses Ramirez, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
Keiji Ohtsuki, Kobe University, Japan
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