All data has been classified as GTDA by the US Department of Commerce.

Welcome to the PDS

The Planetary Data System (PDS) archives and distributes digital data from past and present NASA planetary missions, astronomical observations, and laboratory measurements. The PDS is sponsored by NASA's Office of Space Science to ensure the long-term usability of data, to stimulate research, to facilitate data access, and to support correlative analysis.

PDS Hot Topics!

PDS Organizations

Atmospheres Node
Central Node
Geosciences Node
Planetary Plasma Interactions Node
Small Bodies Node
Planetary Imaging Node
Rings Node
Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility (NAIF) Node

Catalogs and On-Line Data

Other Services

Submitting Data to the PDS

Related Pages

Below are WWW resources related to planetary data or the Planetary Data System. These Web resources are not maintained by the Planetary Data System but are listed here for your convenience.

Web Page Curator: Jean Mortellaro, JPL,

Responsible NASA Official: Susan K. McMahon, PDS Project Manager, JPL

Contact Information: Debbie Martin, PDS Operator, (818)306-6130, Fax: (818) 306-6929,

Last Updated 9/27/96