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as·tro·chem·is·try

 (ăs′trō-kĕm′ĭ-strē)
n.
The chemistry of stars and interstellar space.

as′tro·chem′ist n.

astrochemistry

(ˌæstrəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
n
1. (Chemistry) the study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and space, esp by means of spectroscopy
2. (Astronomy) the study of the chemistry of celestial bodies and space, esp by means of spectroscopy
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The results aren't too surprising, says Reggie Hudson, an astrochemist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.
The individuals within that coalition have come and gone over time, but they have included such luminaries as astronomer Carl Sagan, science fiction writer Ray Bradbury, politician Al Gore, JPL advanced-program manager Louis Friedman, astrochemist and NASA manager Wesley Huntress, NASA Administrator Dan Goldin, and a host of others.
The fact that we see these emissions early on is really good news," says astrochemist Andrew Mattioda (NASA/Ames Research Center).
Astronomers recognized this object as noteworthy around the year 2000 and have been trying ever since to decide how far along its development is," Martin Cordiner, an astrochemist working at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, and lead author of (http://arxiv.
Astrochemist Eric Herbst of the University of Virginia, who was not involved in the study, agrees.
A particle can go right through the bottom of the mountain, almost as if the mountain weren't there," says Eric Herbst, an astrochemist at the University of Virginia.
We're trying to understand and attack fundamental chemistry principles," says astrochemist Anthony Remijan of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Va.
Those stones fell into a shallow sea about 480 million years ago, when the carbonate-rich sediments that eventually became limestone were accumulating, says Rainer Wieler, an astrochemist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.