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NASA’s Planetary Analogs Website: A New Science Communication Resource

Updated on February 25, 2021 - 12:28 PM CST
Posted on February 25, 2021 - 12:00 PM CST

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NASA’s new Planetary Analogs website introduces planetary analog field work to broad audiences. Verbal and visual storytelling convey Earth’s role in helping scientists to understand our solar system’s past, present, and future. Visit the site:

Initial content, published in February 2021, emphasizes geologic analogs. Examples of mission analogs and astrobiology analogs, with links to existing NASA websites focused on these topics, are also featured. Future content will include additional interactive galleries and written science coverage. Community members who are interested in contributing photos of NASA-funded planetary analog field work to be featured on this site are encouraged to contact Caela Barry and Nikki Whelley (,

Collaborating teams include GEODES (Geophysical Exploration of the Dynamics and Evolution of the Solar System), RISE2 (Remote, In-Situ, and Synchrotron Studies for Science and Exploration), GIFT (Goddard Instrument Field Team), NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, The Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Moore Boeck.