University of Tennessee scientist helps NASA mission that could determine building blocks of life

Monday, July 18, 2011 - 16:00 in Astronomy & Space

The plot has the makings of a summer blockbuster: An asteroid on a potential collision course with our planet holds the power to destroy life on Earth but also holds clues to what seeded it with the ingredients for life. One of the people seeking to recover its precious planetary science clues, while at the same time learning enough to prevent any collision with Earth, is the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's own Josh Emery.

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