• Hashtag= #PDS Background

    In 2012, the PDS Challenge created some of the most compelling solutions from the global event, including the widely acclaimed vicar2png software that revitalized imagery from previous NASA missions.

    The Planetary Data System is an incredible resource to scientists around the world - but much of the data inside of it is difficult to use for non-subject matter experts. As part of this challenge, we ask you - the citizen scientists and developers of the world - what do you want out of the PDS?

    Functional Description

    The PDS contains data from dozens of NASA missions. Can you find interesting data sets and build tools to display, visualize, or translate them in new ways? Can the data be re-presented through flexible APIs, fed on to social networks, or turned in to interactive experiences?

    The PDS contains a number of search mechanisms and documentation sites. The Tools & Documentation site does an excellent job of describing the various methods of accessing the PDS.


    • PDS


      The Planetary Data System (PDS) is an archive of data products from NASA planetary missions, which is sponsored by NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

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