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NASA Goddard Year in Review - 2017

A look back at 2017 at NASA Goddard.

NASA Selects Participating Scientists for Mission to Asteroid Bennu

NASA has selected 13 participating scientists for the agency’s first asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx.

NASA Team Finds Noxious Ice Cloud on Saturn’s Moon Titan

Researchers with NASA’s Cassini mission have found evidence of a toxic hybrid ice in a wispy cloud high above the south pole of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.
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What's Eating Ozone? - The Solar System's Missing Ozone (O3) Ice [10/21/2016]

A presentation by Mark Loeffler about the missing frozen ozone of the outer Solar System. Given at the 2016 AAS-DPS meeting.
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Three-Carbon Planetary Chemistry [10/21/2016]

AAS-DPS presentation by R. L. Hudson (October 2016)
Download DPS_Hudson_talk_2016-10-21.pdf

Jupiter's Great Red Spot [03/15/2016]

ACS presentation by Reggie Hudson on Jupiter's Great Red Spot, its history, chemistry, and connections to two NASA missions
Download Hudson_ACS_HIST_2016-03-15.pdf
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Astrobiology Analytical Lab in Science News

In Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Lab, identification of extraterrestrial molecules begins with "meteorite tea." Samples come from many sources, including Antarctic meteorite-hunting expeditions.

Summer 2018 Astrobiology Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

Applications are being accepted for Undergraduate Research Associates in Astrobiology, an intensive 10-week program in which students will work with scientists in the Goddard Center for Astrobiology at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. This is a residential program for undergraduates, with housing at the University of Maryland College Park. Participants will be paid a stipend and given a modest travel allowance. Program dates: May 29 to Aug. 3, 2018. Applications due: Jan. 26, 2018. For more information and an application, click here.
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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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