It would be a massive scientific coup, as it would be the first sample from another world.
would also have implications for Astrobiology, since one could compare it with discovered Martian meteorites to see what changes happened.
That's what I meant. I didn't realize I hadn't written that.Another planet. Apollo astronauts brought back lunar samples.
I meant later down the road, when scientist begin to speculate that Mars was inhabited.I doubt they'd find anything of much interest biologically unless the lander can drill below the level of surface oxidation.
I meant later down the road, when scientist begin to speculate that Mars was inhabited.