Planetary Science Research Discoveries

Planetary scientists sharing ideas and discoveries.

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.

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An assortment of comments we've received

"I've been reading the material on your website for quite a few years now. I just wanted to compliment you both on the knack that you have for translating what are often quite complex scientific concepts into a form suitable for a lay audience. Not only do you get the text right, but the images and diagrams are always well chosen. You also manage to convey the excitement of the science. I don't know of another site quite like yours but I can say that I've yet to see one that matches the quality of yours, year in, year out."

"Thank you very much for the articles on the WWW! I think it is amazing what careful research tells us about the beginning of our Solar System. The articles combine both my interests in geology and astronomy. I hope you will continue this series for a long time!"

"Thank you...great article on the Sweden meteorites... we all thought they were very small...great pictures. Anyway thing led to another...and I spent 3 wonderful hours exploring other articles and what you are all doing."

Searching for Ancient Solar System Materials on the Moon, Earth, and Mars: "This was a cool one -- loved how you linked all these topics together!"

"I find your articles at the perfect level for me to assimilate new research I can't read in depth. I say to myself, 'well, if they're writing about it I probably can't ignore it any longer.' I have posted your URL for graduate classes, and will do so for our upper-division undergrad classes."

"I hope you will excuse the unsolicited compliment, but I found your material to be wonderfully illustrative for students (and me!). Thanks!"

You may also contact PSRD by:

FAX at: (808) 956-6322 or

mail to:
Dr. G. Jeffrey Taylor
PSRD Website
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST 602
Honolulu, HI 96822


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