+ Jamie Elsila
presents "Cometary Amino Acids from the STARDUST Mission" on December 4, 2009, at the Space Telescope Science Institute.
+ Nucleobases in meteorites, 2011
of Callahan et al. 2011
+ Amino acids in Tagish Lake meteorites, 2011
of Herd et al., 2011
+ Selection of OSIRIS-REx, an asteroid sample return mission with significant participation by this lab in analysis of flight hardware, asteroid samples, and mission management. 2011
+ Enantiomeric amino acid excesses in more meteorites, 2011
of Glavin et al. 2011
+ Amino acids in the Almahata Sita Meteorite
of Glavin et al. 2010.
+ TMAH in the SAM instrument
to be used for NASA's MSL mission to Mars.
+ Glycine in Comet Wild 2
of Elsila et al. 2009
+ Uracil from Astrophysical Ices
of Nuevo et al. 2009
+ Enantiomeric amino acid excesses in meteorites, 2009
of Glavin and Dworkin 2009
+ Reinvestigation of Stanley Miller's Experiments, 2008
of Johnson et al. 2008
+ Nucleobases in meteorites, 2008
of Martins et al. 2008
+ Amines in Stardust, 2006
of Sandford et al., 2006
We study organic compounds from extraterrestrial samples, lab analogs of extraterrestrial environments, and terrestrial analogs of planetary surfaces.
A central research component is the study of amines and nucleobases in martian and carbonaceous meteorites, and extraterrestrial samples retrieved by air and spacecraft, such as by the
Value is added to this work by comparing these results to terrestrial analogs of Mars, and laboratory simulations of the formation of the solar system.
+ NASA Goddard Cosmic Ice Lab
The study of the residues remaining after the irradiation of acetonitrile containing ices.
+ NASA Goddard Interstellar Grain Lab
The study of the volatiles and solids generated by Fisher Tropsch type reactions on simulated interstellar grains.
+ NASA Ames Astrochemistry Lab
The study of the residues remaining after the photolysis of cyanide containing ices.
+ Carnegie Institution of Washington Biogeochemistry Group
Stable isotopic analysis of meteoritic organics.
+ Sample Analysis at Mars
Testing of methods and techniques for this instrument suite going to Mars aboard the MSL rover. Like our
, this suite has a mass spectrometer at the heart.
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