The Small Bodies Node

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Welcome to the Comet Data Review

Review Meeting Date: 5 March 2013

University of Maryland, College Park MD

Last update: 15 February 2013, JAR


Introduction to the PDS SBN and the review process

The PDS Small Bodies Node is a discipline node of the Planetary Data System (PDS) charged with archiving data concerning comets, asteroids and interplanetary dust. The PDS archive is a "deep archive," intended to contain sufficient documentation and ancillary data for future scientists to interpret and use the data long after the original scientists or teams are no longer available to help. It is also intended to provide useful data to researchers in a convenient way at the present time. In reviewing the data you should keep in mind these two complementary goals of preserving the data in a way useable to future generations and making the data easily accessible to current researchers.

How to review the data

The review period will be from 12 February 2013 through 4 March 2013, and the review meeting will be held on 5 March 2013 in the Computer and Space Sciences building of the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (Here's the agenda.) Please allow yourself enough time to do a thorough review of the data sets.

All reviewers should review these summary review instructions. Reviewers who are new to PDS and/or SBN reviews should consult the various links and resources in this collection of Information for Data Reviewers.

The Review Meeting

The Comet Data Review period starts on 12 February 2013 and culminates in the review meeting held on 5 March 2013 at the University of Maryland, College Park. The review meeting will be held in the Computer and Space Sciences Building (#224), in room 2316.

Meeting Notes:

Presentations will be posted here as they are received (either in advance or during the meeting).

For each data set, liens collected during the review as well as liens and corrections reported prior to the review are gathered into one list. These data set lists will be available via a "liens" links below.


The Data

To browse the data, use the links below. Links to download each of the data sets are available on the individual data set pages. The data sets listed are available to reviewers via a username and password that will be distributed with the meeting information, and the data will be made public after review.

The lead reviewer and backup reviewer are indicated after each data set.

Comet Data Sets

All data sets are presented in a PDS volume structure (with some additional support files for the review).

Data Set ID Contents Lead Reviewer Second Reviewer
Calibrated HRII Hartley 2 spectra Mike DiSanti Mike Smith
EPOXI HRIV Hartley 2 Deconvolved Images Jian-Yang Li Tom Duxbury
EPOXI MRI Photometry of Hartley 2 Matthew Knight Tom Duxbury
EPOXI HRIV Calibrated Earth Observations Mike Smith Matthew Knight
EPOXI MRI Calibrated Earth Observations Mike Smith Matthew Knight
EPOXI HRIV Calibrated Mars Observations Mike Smith Matthew Knight
EPOXI MRI Calibrated Mars Observations Mike Smith Matthew Knight
Tempel 1 shape model Jian-Yang Li Tom Duxbury
Hartley 2 shape model Jian-Yang Li Tom Duxbury
Asteroid Lutetia shape model Tom Duxbury Jian-Yang Li
Asteroid Steins shape model Tom Duxbury Jian-Yang Li
Unidentified Cometary Emissions Anitha Cochran Mike DiSanti

Note: The DI/EPOXI Documentation Set V4.0 is in development. It includes the latest version of the FITS keywords definition document, which is referenced in several EPOXI datasets listed above.


For questions about the data sets, the review, or this web site, please contact Ludmilla Kolokolova (userid ludmilla at