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Explore Science – AGU Town Hall

Community White Paper on Landed Mercury Science
Representatives of the Mercury community contributed to a White Paper on the case for landed Mercury science

White paper released on the Value of NASA Participating Scientist programs to NASA PSD
The paper, authored by representatives of the NASA Analysis and Assessment groups, is based on data collected from surveys of the planetary science community and mission leadership.

Astrophysics Investments for Planetary Science
NASA's Astrophysics Missions are available for the use of the entire science community to advance important science objectives independent of which NASA Division manages the programs.

Ice Giants Mission Planning
This group provides a forum to present the current state of knowledge of the ice giant atmospheres, satellites, rings, magnetospheres, and interiors, identifying science priorities, and providing traceability to future missions.

Meteorite Working Group (MWG) 
The curation and collection of Antarctic meteorites is a U.S.-funded, cooperative effort among NASA, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Smithsonian Institution, and the primary purpose of the MWG is to encourage and expedite the scientific utilization of Antarctic meteorite samples.

NASA's Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC)
The Planetary Science Advisory Committee (PAC) reports to the Science Committee (SC) of the NASA Advisory Committee (NAC). Regular meetings are held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. Presentations from the Committee meetings will be posted on this unofficial site.

NASA's Planetary Science Division Facilities
NASA's Planetary Science Division (PSD) is evolving how it deals with funded facilities. As part of this activity, NASA is working to identify current facilities, how they are working, and the extent to which they serve the science needs of the broader planetary community.

NASA Planetary Science Division Research and Analysis (R & A)
Information about the Data Analysis, Research, and Technology Development programs in NASA's Science Mission Directorate (SMD).

NASA Planetary Science Subcommittee Notes (PSS)
The Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC) reports to the Science Committee of the NAC. Regular meetings are held for the purpose of soliciting from the scientific community and other persons scientific and technical information relevant to program planning. Presentations from the Subcommittee meetings will be posted on this unofficial site.

NASA Radioisotope Power Systems (RPS)
Information about important changes in the NASA Planetary Science Division's (PSD) Radioisotope Program.

Planetary Science Vision 2050
The purpose of Planetary Science Vision 2050 is to identify potential science goals and enabling technologies that can be implemented by the end of the 2040s and would support the next phase of Solar System exploration.

2013-–2022 NRC Decadal Survey
Vision and Voyages for Planetary Science in the Decade 2013-2022.

Solar System Exploration Roadmap
This is the 2006 Solar System Exploration Roadmap for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.

Planetary Science Nuggets
Planetary Science Nuggets are powerpoint slides that have been provided to NASA SMD Planetary Science Division by members of the scientific community to highlight important science results or mission activities.

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