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SCIENCE & PUBLICATIONS


DSLS: Science at the Division of Space Life Sciences (DSLS) supports NASA's needs for understanding and counteracting the physiological changes that accompany space flight.


GESTAR: Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new, space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engaging media that tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond


LPI: The science at the Lunar and Planetary Institute is focused on the formation, evolution, and current state of our solar system through analysis of data and samples obtained through NASA's long history of missions and exploration. Current major research topics include the origin and evolution of the early solar system; petrology and geochemistry of planetary materials and volatiles; planetary interiors, volcanism, and tectonism; and impact cratering.


SOFIA: Astronomers observe many types of "light" to expand our views of the universe — SOFIA is primarily designed for infrared astronomy. SOFIA studies many different kinds of astronomical objects and phenomena including star birth and death, the formation of new solar systems, nebula and dust in galaxies, black holes at the center of galaxies, and more in our solar system.