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Small Body Optical Shape Models V1.0 (PDS)


Availability: Archived at NSSDC, accessible from elsewhere


The Small Body Shape Models data set contains the Peter Thomas shape models for small solar system bodies, as well as image mosaics constructed from these models. These shape models are based upon optical data from a variety of spacecraft instruments, including the Galileo SSI, NEAR MSI, Viking orbiter, Voyager 1 & 2, and the Hubble Space Telescope. The data has been published in a variety of publications between 1984 and 1999. Data available online at:

Alternate Names

  • urn:nasa:pds:ast-sat.thomas.shape-models:document::1.0


  • Earth Science: Atmospheric Dynamics
  • Planetary Science: Atmospheres
  • Planetary Science: Small Bodies
  • Astronomy: Visible
  • Astronomy: Ultraviolet
  • Planetary Science: Geology and Geophysics

Additional Information



Questions and comments about this data collection can be directed to: Dr. Edwin V. Bell, II



NameRoleOriginal AffiliationE-mail
Dr. Michael H. CarrData ProviderUS Geological
Dr. Bradford A. SmithData ProviderUniversity of Arizona
Dr. John T. TraugerData ProviderNASA Jet Propulsion
Dr. Joseph F. VeverkaData ProviderCornell
Dr. Michael J.S. BeltonData ProviderKitt Peak National
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