Phobos Soil Samples Planned To Be Brought To Earth In 2007 RIA Novosti

In 2007 an automatic space probe is going to bring to Earth soil samples from Martian satellite Phobos. Academician Erik Galimov said this on Tuesday at the sitting of the presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, where problems and prospects of space research of the Moon and other planets were in discussion. Galimov said that the Phobos-Soil project, jointly with the Russian Space Agency (Rosaviakosmos), is the closest and so far only Russian project for the study of planets in the Solar system.