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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.
» Chondrules: Important, but Possibly Unfathomable
(posted April 17, 2017)
6 RECENT HEADLINE ARTICLES. [ V I E W A L L ]
» Searching for Ancient Solar System Materials on the Moon, Earth, and Mars
» What Made the Doughnuts Inside Lunar Concentric Craters?
» Rock and Roll at the Apollo 17 Site
» A Sample from an Ancient Sea of Impact Melt
» Primordial Molecular Cloud Material in Metal-Rich Carbonaceous Chondrites
» Primeval Water in the Earth
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In this series of reports PSRD gives quick views of big advances in planetary sciences, with links to further details.
» Life Span of the Solar Nebula -- Researchers mark the end of the solar nebula by studying remanent magnetism preserved in angrite meteorites.
» Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta—Special Issue on Isotopic Studies of Planetary and Nuclear Materials -- A scientific tribute to Ian Douglass Hutcheon.
» Ceres Has Organics -- Scientists make the first unambiguous detection of organic compounds on a main asteroid belt body from Dawn orbital data.
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