History - Scientists with Mariner 2 Data
HISTORY: Scientists with data from Mariner 2, the first spacecraft to reach another planet (Venus).

Information on this site is gathered either directly from scientists and engineers working on active missions or from Websites from global space agencies, including NASA and the European Space Agency. We also rely on information provided by research and development centers, national and international observatories, private observatories and others on the list below.

We use a best of approach with images, selecting a key set of images that best tell the story of the planet, celestial object or spacecraft. Comprehensive planetary image libraries can be found at http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/ and http://hubblesite.org/gallery/. Many missions and observatories also have excellent and unique image collections.

These are the primary sources for information on this site:

Jet Propulsion Laboratory Solar System Dynamics

Goddard Space Flight Center National Space Science Data Center

International Astronomical Union


Other Sources