Big data and tools primary topics at 2nd Planetary Data Workshop in June in Flagstaff, Arizona
Status of Tools and Data for Planetary Research
Planetary science missions are returning data at an unprecedented rate. The NASA Planetary Data System (PDS) now provides nearly a petabyte of data, and these data are used daily by scientists worldwide for science research, mission planning, education, and outreach. New science questions, analysis methods, and data synthesis and visualization tools are continually being developed, necessitating regular consultation between users and tool developers.
By Lisa Gaddis