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Planetary Science Research Discoveries (PSRD) is an educational site sharing the latest research by NASA-sponsored scientists on meteorites, asteroids, planets, moons, and other materials in our Solar System. The website is supported by the Planetary Science Division of NASA's Science Mission Directorate and by Hawai'i Space Grant Consortium and is a vital link for planetary and space sciences, and for learning how science works.
» Searching for Ancient Solar System Materials on the Moon, Earth, and Mars
(posted November 11, 2016)
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In this series of reports PSRD gives quick views of big advances in planetary sciences, with links to further details.
» Revealing the Secrets of Asteroid Melting by Precise Oxygen Isotopic Analyses -- High precision oxygen isotopic studies show the relationships among different meteorite groups.
» Modeling the Effects of a Giant Planet Instability in the Early Solar System -- Numerical model shows how primordial planetesimals that once existed beyond the orbit of Neptune may be found in the inner asteroid belt. Could the Tagish Lake meteorite be such a sample?
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This section of PSRD contains annotated slide sets that are associated with our headline articles. We hope you find the slides useful for your own talks and presentations.
In this series of articles PSRD highlights the essential tools and amazing technology used by talented scientists seeking to unravel how the solar system formed.
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