Planetary Data System

Planetary Data System, NASA

NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes data from NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS serves different groups, from scientists to schoolteachers. The general public may use the site to access photographs and information gathered on NASA's many missions. Scientists can download data sets in PDS Catalogs, as well as references, dictionaries, and relevant software. Teachers can select from a collection of resources that are designed to be brought into the classroom.

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Part of the Starting Point collection. The Starting Point collection includes resources addressing the needs of faculty and graduate students designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in geoscience.

Starting Point

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geography:Geospatial
Resource Type: Datasets and Tools:Datasets, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Collection
Grade Level: General Public, College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Solar system
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, GIS/Remote SensingKeywords: magellan, mars global surveyor, pioneer, voyager, deep space, pathfinder, cassini, lunar prospector