How to Search

First, make sure you understand how PDS data are organized.

Then, start your search using the search box near the top of the page, and search within PDS Data.

The search results are of two kinds:

  1. Search tools that focus on a subset of PDS data. If you find a search tool within the results that searches over the data you are interested in, click the link to go to the search form for that focused search tool. This is usually the fastest way to get to the data products you want.
  2. PDS Data Sets that match your search terms. These results list entire data sets that may contain the data you are looking for. A single data set may be many megabytes, or even gigabytes in size. If there are no discipline-specific search tools in the results to help you search within the data sets, or if you want to download entire data sets for offline processing, these links may be what you want.

Other Ways to Find Data

If you cannot find what you are looking for using the search tool on this site or the search tools within the PDS Discipline Nodes that this site refers to, please visit the PDS Discipline Node that matches your scientific interest and contact the curator of that Node to help you in your search.

Planetary Atmospheres Node Lyle Huber, Archive Manager
Geosciences Node Ed Guinness
Cartography and Imaging Sciences Node Lisa Gaddis, Node Manager
Navigation & Ancilliary Information Node (NAIF) Chuck Acton, Node Manager
Planetary Plasma Interactions Node (PPI) Raymond J. Walker, Node Manager
Planetary Ring-Moon Systems Mark Showalter, Node Manager
Small Bodies Michael F. A'Hearn, Node Manager