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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Karen Smith, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Caption: Karen Smith crushes meteorites with a mortar and pestle in Goddard's Astrobiology Analytical Laboratory to prepare them for analysis. Vitamin B3 was found in all eight meteorites analyzed in the study.

Credit: Karen Smith

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