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Goddard Instrument Makes First Detection of Organic Matter on Mars
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NASA Rover Finds Active, Ancient Organic Chemistry on Mars
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MAVEN Identifies Links in Chain Leading to Atmospheric Loss

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Welcome to the Planetary Environments 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 our work exploring the environments throughout the Solar System. You will find information about our people and projects, along with scientific data and links to original publications.

Laboratory News

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 Planetary Environments Laboratory studies the chemistry of atmospheres and surfaces of planets and their moons. We participate in all phases of planetary investigations, from defining and developing specialized instrumentation to analyzing, interpreting, distributing, and archiving data collected during flight missions. We provide a basis for planetary mission studies through a vigorous program of planetary analog research that includes laboratory simulations of planetary environments, geochemical and isotopic analysis, computational modeling of planetary atmospheres, and field studies of planetary analog sites.

Contact Us

Dr. Paul R Mahaffy
301.614.6379
Chief [699]

General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Office of Public Affairs at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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