The EOS Team has three research objectives:
Objective One: What is the History of Biocritical Ingredients in the Solar System?
We will answer this question by combining astronomical observations of precursors of the most important organic molecules and volatiles with laboratory studies of the soluble and insolvable organics in primitive meteorite. Based on these studies we will establish the inventory of key molecular carriers of organics and volatiles at time zero in the porto-solar nebula.
Objective Two: How are Organics and Volatiles Processed in Protoplanetary Disks?
Objective Three: How are Organics and Volatiles Delivered to Habitable Zone Planets?