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Genesis Team Members
Genesis team members

Genesis team members in the Genesis lab at the Johnson Space Center remove the concentrator targets and grid assembly from nitrogen storage to begin the target extraction. The concentrator targets collected solar oxygen ions during the Genesis mission. Scientists will analyze them to measure solar oxygen isotopic composition, the highest priority measurement objective for Genesis. The data may hold clues to increase scientists' understanding of how the solar system formed.

Credit: NASA/JSC

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