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NAI stands for NASA Astrobiology Institute

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10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using computer simulations, scientists from the NASA Astrobiology Institute team at the University of Hawaii are shedding light on a question that has challenged astronomers for years: What causes wide binary stars?
According to the study conducted by NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) team at the Georgia Institute of Technology, there is considerable evidence that the evolution of life passed through an early stage when RNA played a more central role, doing the jobs of DNA and protein before they appeared.
Other sponsors included NASA, New Settlement Apartments, the Mars Millennium Council, the Universities Space Research Association, the NASA Astrobiology Institute, and the National History Museum.
The research is funded by the NASA Astrobiology Institute and is being written by a group of scientists led by Kathie Thomas-Keprta of Lockheed Martin at the Johnson Space Center.
These geochemical records were supported by models of the ancient atmosphere performed by colleagues at the NASA Astrobiology Institute, led by Dr Mark Claire (currently at the University of East Anglia, UK) and Dr Shawn Domagal-Goldman, which demonstrated how the transitions could be caused by changes in the rate of methane production by microbes.