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Appendix C Results of Planetary Community Survey Mark V. Sykes Steward Observatory University of Arizona Tucson' Arizona A survey was conducted on Me Plme~ry Community Deeadal Web site ~~ posed two questions: What were Me Free most important discoveries of the pad decade: ~ What are the three most imports investigations that should be done in the next 10 years: The kickoff of Me survey was during ``NASA Night,' ~ the Bum conference of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomic Soeiely (DPSiAAS)' held in New OrIems in Ia~ November 2001. A pme} consisting of Michael Bekon (chair of Be Solar System Exploration Surveys Steering Group)' Be chairs or vice chairs of the SSE Surveys pmels' md Colleen Hartmm ~ASA director of Solar System Exploration) took input from Be audience of more ~m 200 in ~ open forum. The survey was sent out over Be DPSiAAS e-mail exploder md dishibu~d to Be other planets professional societies, directing everyone to the eommunily Web site. Sixly scientists from 37 institutions responded to Be survey. While self-selected md not ~ rigorous sampling of Be planets community' the result do have considerable value ~ ~ guide to what interested groups of people think about md expect from the Solar System Exploration program. It was most interesting ~~ Be eoneatena~d opinions did not produce results that have nof been already extensively discussed. The survey results are as follows: 1~ ~~e most ~mport~t To of lye pmt `~ I. Exhasolar plmets; 2. The Kuiper Bek; md 3. 17~: Oeems beneath Be surfaces of Euro pal C~ymede' md Callisto; md Mars-rela~d discoveries. 1~ ~~e most ~mport~t Go for lee next ~~ I. The Kuiper Bek-Pluto mission (largest individual recommendation); 2. Missions to md ground-based studies of asteroids md comets; md 3. 17~: Study of extrasolar planets; md study md search for conditions under which life might exist.

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