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2009 Annual Science Report

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Reporting  |  JUL 2008 – AUG 2009

Chemical Models of Nebular Processes

Project Summary

We have conducted theoretical and observational studies to understand the chemical transformation of matter as it evolves between different astronomical environments: from interstellar molecular clouds to protoplanetary disks and comets. Theoretical work has focused on isotopic fractionation processes and negative ion chemistry. Observational work has involved a campaign to observe comet C/2007 N3 (Lulin) at milllimeter wavelengths, as well as interferometric mapping of the Orion-KL star-forming region and the IRS 46 protoplanetary disk.

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    Steven Charnley
    Project Investigator