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  1. Science Nuggets How-To Guide

    What is a NASA Nugget? And How to Make a Good One

    Each week, Planetary Science Division provides one science discovery/story “Nugget” for distribution through upper NASA management. Help us feed the pipeline! Highlight your significant NAI publications by providing it to us in the form of a nugget.

    Specific format – Images and text in a single PowerPoint slide (do NOT convert it to a PDF)
    • Text should give background information and explain the impact of the results to astrobiology – at about a Grade 8 level
    • Reference the paper, from a peer-reviewed journal
    • Image or simple graphic (artist concept) is required

    Sample accepted nuggets:

    Additional Resources:
    NAI Science Highlights
    Directive from Jim Green
    List of accepted Planetary Science Division nuggets
    SMD blank PPT template (2017)