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Sample Return from Titan

Whitepaper #309 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: giant planets systems; life and prebiotic organics; ocean worlds

Published onMar 18, 2021
Sample Return from Titan

We propose that a Titan sample return would be possible in the next decade using in-situ volatile propellants available on its surface. Samples of Titan’s surface and atmospheric tholins would be invaluable to science and understanding Earth’s early environment and the organic precursors to life.

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