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Two Generations of Windblown Sediments on Mars

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.

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

Vitamin B3, Perhaps Delivered to Ancient Earth by Meteorites

04.17.2014
Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory found the vitamin, which can form non-biologically, in multiple meteorites. The presence of water seemed to affect the amount of compound detected.

Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft for 2018 Asteroid Visit

04.10.2014
The OSIRIS-REx team has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.

NASA's LRO Mission and North America to Experience Total Lunar Eclipse

04.08.2014
During the April 15 eclipse, the moon will be shadowed by Earth, and the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter’s instruments will take a nap.

NASA Releases First Interactive Mosaic of Lunar North Pole

03.18.2014
Using cameras on NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, scientists created an interactive 950-gigabyte mosaic of the moon from 60 degrees north to the pole, with a resolution of 2 meters per pixel.

New Technique Could Search Space Dust for Life's Ingredients

02.03.2014
Scientists at Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory inspected tiny meteorite samples to look for the components of life. The method is also suitable for micrometeorites and interplanetary dust.
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Overview

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
301.614.6995
Administrative Assistant [691]

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