Connecting stellar nucleosynthesis to biological stoichiometry.

Yesterday I spent a very fun day at the kick-off meeting for our new NASA Astrobiology project “Follow The Elements”.    We have already been working hard on organizing the biological component of this over the past few months but this was the first chance for the astrophysicists, planetary geologists and geochemists, and biologists to get together to share ideas and start to get to know each other.  The challenge of making it all work is quite high but everyone seems to be excited about the prospects.  The day’s discussions inspired me to make the following diagram to connect all components of what the enterprise is attempting.  What do you think?    Jim



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