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NSSDCA Resources

The Photo Gallery is not NSSDCA's only resource for images. You may want to look also at:

NSSDCA Image Catalog

NSSDCA's newest image catalog will eventually provide access to all of NSSDCA's photographic archive. The focus right now is planetary images and includes several hundred images not found elsewhere on the web.

NSSDCA Shoemaker-Levy 9 Image Archive

Images and information on the impact of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter which occurred in July 1994. Over 500 images from 27 observatories world-wide.

NSSDCA Chiron Perihelion Campaign Image Archive

Images and information on the Chiron Perihelion Campaign. More images and information are coming on-line as they become available.

Sample Solar Data

Some sample images of the sun in Hydrogen-alpha and x-ray light.

Quasi-stereoscopic Solar X-Ray Image Pairs

Some sample quasi-stereoscopic images from Skylab of the sun.

NSSDCA also maintains extensive information in numerous science disciplines, some of which contain additional images. Among those which might be of more interest to Photo Gallery visitors are:

NSSDCA Planetary Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for every planet and for many minor bodies, including information on mass, rotation and revolution periods, atmospheric composition, magnetospheric information, and much more.

NSSDCA Discipline Support

NSSDCA provides discipline-specific pages which summarize available resources at NSSDCA for each discipline it supports. Disciplines currently supported include Space Physics, Solar Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and Earth Science. Each of these can be reached by accessing NSSDCA's home page.

NASA Resources

If you are interested in NASA images, you may also wish to check out these other resources:

Ames Research Center (ARC)

The ARC Neurolab maintains a site (NeurOn) which has a number of photographs relating to neurological and vestibular experiments conducted in space, including crickets and goldfish and rats (Oh my!).

Dryden Flight Research Center

The Dryden Photo Gallery contains images of many research aircraft flown at what is now known as NASA Dryden Flight Research Center from the 1940s to the present.

Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)

The SeaWiFS project has a number of sample color ocean data sets and images available.

The Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) has current (daily) images of the Sun from the Yohkoh satellite, but also from several of the U.S. National Solar Observatories.

Synoptic solar images are available from the SOHO project as part of the science planning for the mission.

The Scientific Visualization Studio has a number of interesting images and movies produced for various research activities.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

The JPL Imaging Radar Home Page provides access to images from and information about NASA's shuttle imaging radar missions.

The JPL Comet Observation Home Page provides access to information about comets as well as light curves and images.

The Physical Oceanography DAAC at JPL provides access to a number of images from the TOPEX/POSEIDON mission.

Johnson Space Center (JSC)

The Johnson Space Center Image Science Center provides access to their extensive collection of images from manned missions, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Apollo-Soyuz, and shuttle flights.

The Life Sciences Digital Image Library has images and information about NASA's life sciences missions. Images of astronauts, life sciences experiments and hardware, artists concepts, and more.

Glenn Research Center (GRC)

The Glenn (formerly Lewis) Research Center has some images of some of NASA's expendable rockets in use today and some MPEGs of a few launches.

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The Global Hydrology and Climate Center has infrared images of the Earth (in four IR channels) updated every half hour available.

NASA Headquarters

NASA Headquarters has assembled a number of images which are considered to be of historical interest and titled it Great Images in NASA (GRIN). Images are organized by subject and/or NASA center and are searchable by keyword.

Planetary Data System (PDS)

PDS's Welcome to the Planets presentation is a WWW version of their educational CD-ROM of the same name. It provides an overview of planetary images and missions.

The PDS Microwave Subnode Magellan Image Browser allows you to retrieve selected images from various volumes of the Magellan MIDR CD-ROMs.

The PDS Imaging Node provides two browsers, on to browse images taken by the Viking Lander missions, the other to browse the imaging radar mosaics from the Magellan mission.
URL: (Viking Lander)
URL: (Magellan)

Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI)

The Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach maintains a collection of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Other Resources

Department of Defense
Naval Research Laboratory
NRL's Center for Computational Science provides access to a large number of Clementine images.

Department of Interior (USGS)

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Branch in Flagstaff, AZ, has several images of the Earth and Moon taken by Clementine as well as several unique maps and mosaics from the mission.

The NASA Planetary Photojournal, a joint project between NASA and USGS, has a number of images from recent planetary missions.
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European Southern Observatory (ESO)

The European Southern Observatory releases at irregular intervals press release images of interesting planetary and astronomical objects.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NGDC)

The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) has images of a variety of geophysical phenomena on CD-ROM and as slide sets. Slide sets which are on-line include: Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Landslides, and other geologic hazards. CD-ROMs may also be ordered.

National Science Foundation (NSO)

The National Solar Observatory (a part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory) at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, has a number of solar images in both Hydrogen-alpha and Ca II K-line light.

Smithsonian Institution

The Regional Planetary Imaging Facility at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum provides planetary science researchers with access to their extensive collection of image data obtained from planetary missions. A number of these are now available on their WWW site.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), University of Arizona

Bill Arnett's "The Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System" has provided, through SEDS, access to a lot of information and images about the solar system in sight, sound, and occasional motion.

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