Two scientist are pictured are pictured in the icy worlds lab.  On the left is Michael Russell wearing a blown shirt and rimmed glasses.  Laurie Barge is on the right and she is wearing a lab coat and protective lab glasses.  In the background is a machine lit up by a glowing yellow light.

April 15, 2014

Michael Russell and Laurie Barge of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are pictured in their Icy Worlds laboratory, where they mimic the conditions of Earth billions of years ago, attempting to answer the question of how life first arose.

The Icy Worlds team is part of NASA's Astrobiology Institute, based at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif.

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NASA/JPL-Caltech

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