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Full View of Asteroid Vesta

Full View of Asteroid Vesta: As the Dawn spacecraft travels to its next destination, this mosaic synthesizes some of the best views the spacecraft had of the giant asteroid Vesta.

Welcome to the Planetary Systems Laboratory at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. We are located in Greenbelt, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC, in NASA's first science center, where our scientists are part of the world's largest Earth and space science research organization. These pages will introduce you to our work exploring the bodies of our solar system and planets around other stars. You will find information about our research and instrument work, along with scientific data and links to original publications.

Press Releases & Feature Stories

Construction to Begin on NASA Spacecraft for 2018 Asteroid Visit

04.10.2014
The OSIRIS-REx team has been given the go-ahead to begin building the spacecraft, flight instruments and ground system, and launch support facilities.

NASA's Planetary Scientists Get New Observation Platform

02.07.2014
Planetary scientists make preparations to send a telescope high into the stratosphere by balloon to observe Jupiter and other bodies during a 24-hour flight.

Countdown Begins for NASA’s OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Mission

12.10.2013
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission began its countdown on December 9 at 7:43 p.m. EST, marking 999 days remaining until the opening of the mission’s launch window in September 2016.
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NASA Highlights Mars, Ozone Hole, and the Sun at American Geophysical Union

12.06.2013
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics next week at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU).

Hubble Traces Subtle Signals of Water on Hazy Worlds

12.03.2013
Using the powerful­ eye of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, two teams of scientists have found faint signatures of water in the atmospheres of five distant planets.
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Overview

Researchers in the Planetary Systems Laboratory place special emphasis on study of the atmospheres of solar system bodies based on observations in the infrared spectral region. They investigate atmospheric physical processes in a broad context by comparing Earth's atmosphere to those of other planets. In addition, the Laboratory specializes in the design of novel optical and infrared instruments and detectors.

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Andreea I Mosila
301.286.7215
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General inquiries about the scientific programs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center may be directed to the Office of Public Affairs at 1.301.286.8955.

                                                                                                                                                                                        
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