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Citizen Science

Io from New Horizons. Credit: NASA/JHU/APL/Gordan Ugarkovic
Image of Io taken by the New Horizons spacecraft
Credit: NASA / JHU / APL / Gordan Ugarkovic


The data collected by the missions we are involved in is available to the general public - usually around 6-12 months after being received on Earth. These data are placed in two main websites on the web: the NASA Planetary Data System and the ESA Planetary Science Archive. Examples of publicly available data are images, wind measurements, magnetic field measurements, particle measurements, and radio emissions. Detailed information about these data, how to load and view them, and references to other information are all stored in these archives. A variety of tools are available on the NASA Planetary Data System Rings Node to help in the analysis of images. Other archives of relevance to planetary science are The Hubble Space Telescope Archive. The image on the right was processed by Gordan Ugarkovic from publicly available NASA images. Many amateurs frequent online forums such as Unmanned Spaceflight. We also do professional work in collaboration with amateur astronomers.

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