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China’s roadmap for planetary exploration

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China has approved or planned a string of several space exploration missions to be launched over the next decade. A new generation of planetary scientists in China is playing an important role in determining the scientific goals of future missions.

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Earth, NASA; Jupiter, NASA/JPL/University of Arizona; Io, NASA/JPL/University of Arizona; Mars, NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems; Asteroid, NASA/JPL; Moon, NASA.

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Y.W. gratefully acknowledges support from the National Science Foundation of China (41525016).

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Wei, Y., Yao, Z. & Wan, W. China’s roadmap for planetary exploration. Nat Astron 2, 346–348 (2018).

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