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Planetary Data System
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.
Intended for grade levels:
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
  • General public
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Field trip - virtual
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
    • Photograph
    • Video
  • Dataset:
    • Remotely sensed
  • Space science
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and Other Restrictions Information is Unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-008
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Colleen Schroeder
Planetary Data System, NASA