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Pamela Conrad - Using Curiosity to Search for Life

02.17.2015
Scientist Pamela Conrad helps give NASA’s Curiosity rover a daily to-do list to look for life’s building blocks on Mars.

Part Two of the interview.

Shawn Domagal-Goldman - Looking for What's 'Out There'

12.09.2014
Do dead planets sometimes appear alive and vice versa? Goddard researcher Shawn Domagal-Goldman uses computer modeling to imagine all kinds of planets and predict how our instruments might see them.

Part Two of the interview.
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Overview

The Solar System Exploration Division conducts theoretical and experimental research to explore the solar system and understand the formation and evolution of planetary systems. Laboratories within the Division investigate areas as diverse as astrochemistry, planetary atmospheres, extrasolar planetary systems, earth science, planetary geodynamics, space geodesy, and comparative planetary studies.

To study how planetary systems form and evolve, Division scientists develop theoretical models as well as the investigations and space instruments to test them. The researchers participate in planetary and earth science missions; collect, interpret, and evaluate measurements; and publish conclusions based on this research. The Division archives and disseminates the data, provides expert user support, and offers education and public outreach programs about the Division's science missions and services.

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Judy Banister
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Kathleen J Regul
301.614.6011
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301.614.6019
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