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Planetary Science Websites

This list provides access to the most useful sources of on-line information about NASA and planetary science. It also includes links to selected websites concerned with human space flight, astronomy, and science education.

NASA Centers
NASA Home Page
NASA Science Mission Directorate
Ames Research Center
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Johnson Space Center
JSC Astromaterials Research and Exploration Science
JSC Astromaterials Curation
NASA Lunar Science Institute
Committee on Planetary and Lunar Exploration (COMPLEX)
Curation and Analysis Planning Team for Extraterrestrial Materials (CAPTEM)

Flight Projects - Current and Future
Messenger
Venus Express
Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter
LCROSS
Lunar Precursor Robotic Program
Mars Exploration Rovers
Mars Odyssey
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Mars Express
Mars Science Laboratory
Cassini
Dawn
New Horizons
Kepler
Juno
GRAIL
EPOXI
Stardust-NExT
Discovery Program
New Frontiers Program
Earth Observing System Project Science Office

Data Archives
The Planetary Data System Home Page
PDS Atmospheres Node
PDS Geoscience Node
PDS Imaging Node
PDS Planetary Rings Node
PDS Small Bodies Node
Map-a-Planet
NASA Regional Planetary Image Facilities (RPIF)
Gazetteer of IAU Planetary Nomenclature
Planetary Geology Mapping Program
The National Space Science Data Center
The National Geophysical Data Center
The National Oceanographic Data Center
The National Climatic Data Center
U.S. Geological Survey EROS Data Center
NASA Astrophysics Data System Home Page

Venus
Venus Exploration Analysis Group
The Magellan Project
Guide to Magellan Image Interpretation

Earth
Earth From Space
NASA Earth Observatory
The Ultimate Field Trip
VolcanoWorld
Virtually Hawaii
NASA Interactive Weather Satellite Imagery
The NASA/JPL Imaging Radar Home Page

The Moon
LPI Lunar Science and Exploration Portal
Lunar Exploration Analysis Group
Geologic History of the Moon
Lunar Sample Compendium
Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
Apollo Experiment Operations
Clementine Project
Lunar Prospector Mission
SMART 1 Mission
Kaguya
Chandrayaan
Lunar Meteorites
LPOD - Map of the Moon
Moon Science

Mars
Exploring Mars
Mars Exploration Analysis Group
Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Pathfinder
Phoenix
Mars Meteorite Compendium
Allan Hills Meteorite 84001

The Outer Solar System
Outer Planets Assessment Group
Galileo Project
Voyager Project

Asteroids and Comets
Small Bodies Assessment Group
Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous Mission
Deep Impact Mission
Stardust Mission
Asteroid and Comet Impact Hazard
Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9
Comet Hale-Bopp

Tours of the Solar System
NASA Planetary Photojournal
3D Tour of the Solar System
The Nine Planets
Views of the Solar System
Welcome to the Planets
Stardate Solar System Guide

The Sun and the Solar Environment
Current Images of the Sun
Today's Space Weather
Auroras: Paintings in the Sky
Genesis Mission

Other Solar Systems
The Search for Extrasolar Planets

Astronomical Imagery
NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day
Hubble Space Telescope Newscenter
Spitzer Space Telescope
Anglo-Australian Observatory's Astronomical Imagery
Messier Objects
The Multiwavelength Milky Way

Space Flight
NASA Human Spaceflight
Basics of Space Flight
Space Shuttle Reference Manual
JSC Digital Image Collection
National Air and Space Museum

Other Government Science Agencies
National Science Foundation
National Academy of Sciences
United States Geological Survey
USGS Astrogeology Research Program
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
National Center for Atmospheric Research

Professional Organizations and Journals
American Geophysical Union
American Astronomical Society
AAS Division for Planetary Sciences
Meteoritical Society
Geological Society of America
Icarus
Journal of Geophysical Research - Planets
Meteoritics and Planetary Science

Educational Resources
Planetary Science Research Discoveries
Exploring Planets in the Classroom: Hands-on Science Activities
Science at NASA
NASA Education Program
NASA Space Science Education Resource Directory
Project 2061
The U.S. Geological Survey Learning Web
Digital Library for Earth Science Education
Earth Exploration Toolkit
The Globe Program
Astronomy Education Review
Center for Astronomy Education
Contemporary Laboratory Experiences in Astronomy
National Science Teachers Association

Compiled by Walter S. Kiefer, Lunar and Planetary Institute


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Last updated November 6, 2013