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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

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.

Welcome to the Astrochemistry Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. We are located in Greenbelt, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, in NASA's first science center, where our scientists are part of the world's largest Earth and space science research organization. These pages will introduce you to people on the frontiers of exploring the chemistry of the cosmos. Information about our work also is here, along with scientific data and links to original publications.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

LRO's 'Moon as Art' Collection Revealed

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter celebrated its fifth anniversary in space with the “Moon as Art” contest. The results are in, and the winner is an image of Tycho crater’s central peak.

Soaring Over the Moon’s Mt. Hadley

NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter captured an oblique view of the Apollo 15 landing site, nestled between the moon’s towering Apennine mountains and the valley of Hadley Rille.

NASA Missions Let Scientists See Moon’s Dancing Tide From Orbit

Scientists combined observations from NASA’s LRO and GRAIL missions to check out the moon’s lopsided shape and how it changes under Earth’s sway – a response not seen from orbit before.

Voting Begins for LRO’s ‘Moon as Art’ Contest

To help NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter celebrate five years in orbit, the public is invited to vote for the cover image for a special “Moon as Art” collection. Voting closes June 6, 2014.

NASA, Sky-Watchers to Look for May Camelopardalids Meteor Shower

The new Camelopardalids meteor shower may light up the sky in the early morning hours of May 24, 2014. Goddard scientists Stefanie Milam and Amy Simon discussed the event in TV interviews on May 23.
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Members of the Astrochemistry Laboratory conduct remote sensing, in situ, and direct sample-return measurements, as well as observations, modeling studies, and laboratory experiments to better understand chemical processes in astrophysical and planetary environments. Laboratory personnel also develop X-ray, gamma ray, and neutron instrumentation for planetary missions.

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Amanda M Majstorovic
Administrative Assistant [691]

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