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 Cosmochemistry Program 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.
LINKS OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW.
Astronomy and Space Science Activities, K-12 resources compiled by the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.
Cosmochemistry Illustrated, slide presentations (with instructional notes) with extraterrestrial examples of topics covered in undergraduate geochemistry, petrology, and introductory geology courses; from the University of Hawaii.
Exploring Planets in the Classroom, K-12 hands-on activities formatted in teacher-background pages and student sheets; from Hawaii Space Grant Consortium.
Galileo Educational Activities, K-12 resources for studying Jupiter and its moons; from the Galileo Legacy Site.
Higher Education Lunar Resources, lunar science and exploration content for undergraduate and graduate courses; from the Lunar and Planetary Institute and the Center for Lunar Science and Exploration.
IMAGE Mission NASA's Imager for Magnetosphere-to-Aurora Global Explorer, K-12 resources for learning about Earth's magnetic field, aurora, and how solar storms cause disturbances in the Earth's space environment.
INSPIRE Project, bringing the excitement of observing natural and manmade very-low-frequency radio waves to high school students.
LPI Educator Resources, K-12 resources; from the Lunar and Planetary Institute.
NASA Science for Educators, K-12 and public outreach resources; from the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
NASA Space Science Education Resource Directory, K-12 resources; from the NASA Science Mission Directorate.
NASA Stardust Mission, K-12 and public outreach resoaurces; from the archived site of NASA's Comet Sample Return Mission.
Science NetLinks, K-12 resources; from the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Greeley, Ronald, 1994, Planetary Landscapes, Chapman and Hall, 286 p.
McSween Jr., Harry Y., 2000, Meteorites and Their Parent Planets, Cambridge University Press, 310 p.
McSween Jr., Harry Y. and Huss, Gary R., 2010, Cosmochemistry, Cambridge University Press, 549 p.
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Chemie der Erde/Geochemistry
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
Geophysical Research Letters
Journal of Geophysical Research–Planets
Meteoritics & Planetary Science
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The Astrophysical Journal
Sagan, Carl, 1995, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark, Random House, 457 p.
Strahler, Arthur N., 1992, Understanding Science: An Introduction to Concepts and Issues, Prometheus Books, 409 p.
Please read this visitor's use agreement; by using this website, you
accept its terms. We may change these terms from time to time without notice.
By continuing to use the website after we post any such changes, you accept
this agreement, as modified.
PSRD makes every effort to bring you current and accurate information. Each article is reviewed by appropriate researchers before being released to the general public. Some information accessed through the PSRD website may be preliminary. Conclusions drawn from information on this website are the responsibility of the user.
All copyrights are honored and noted. Articles and reports created for this website are the property of PSRD and are protected by copyright. Information you receive through the PSRD website may be displayed and printed for personal, educational, and non-commercial uses, provided the PSRD credit is maintained. You may not otherwise reproduce the materials in electronic, print, or other publications without consent of PSRD. Furthermore, pages in this website may not be translated, transmitted, framed or stored in a retrieval system for public or private use without written permission from PSRD. Requests for permissions should be emailed to email@example.com, or mailed to
Dr. G. Jeffrey Taylor
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
1680 East-West Road, POST 524
Honolulu, HI 96822
Images credited to NASA are in the public domain and permission is not required for use or duplication. Permission to use all other images or art work must be requested from the individuals or institutions credited. You may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The names Planetary Science Research Discoveries, PSRD, PSRD, and PSR Discoveries are copyrighted by G. Jeffrey Taylor and Linda M. V. Martel.
PSRD recommends following the Columbia Guide to Online Style for documenting Internet sources by Janice Walker and Todd Taylor. When citing PSRD articles or reports, provide the following information:
1. The author's name, written as: last name, first name or initial.
2. Date of publication, enclosed in parentheses.
3. Full title of the document.
4. Title of the complete work, written in italics.
5. Full URL.
6. Date you accessed the online source, written in parentheses.
Here is an example:
Taylor, G. Jeffrey (Oct. 1996) Life on Mars? The Evidence and the Debate. Planetary Science Research Discoveries. http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu/Oct96/LifeonMars.html (30 Jan. 2013).
Join the growing list of subscribers -- Sign up for our mailing list and you will receive an e-mail notice of each new issue of PSRD.