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NASA Researchers Find 'Frozen' Recipe for Extraterrestrial Vitamin

Scientists find that vitamin B3, a precursor to a molecule needed for metabolism, could have been made on icy dust grains in space and later delivered to Earth by meteorites and comets.

Science Jamboree Attracts Interns, Scientists from Across Goddard

From cryogenically frozen marshmallows and pennies to 3D printed supernova, Tuesday’s Science Jamboree filled the atrium in Building 28 with science displays and demonstrations.

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Cleared Mission Operations Review

The review demonstrated the team’s progress in developing the procedures to execute the complicated activities needed to return a sample from a primitive asteroid named Bennu.
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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

This colorful scene is situated in the Noctis Labyrinthus region of Mars, perched high on the Tharsis rise in the upper reaches of the Valles Marineris canyon system.
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