Welcome to the NASA Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center (PRPDC)

The PRPDC is hosted by the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawaii at Manoa. The PRPDC is one of seventeen Regional Planetary Image Facilities (RPIF) around the world, archiving planetary data that serves the planetary research and education community throughout the Pacific. We strive to provide users of NASA planetary data with some of the latest information about on-going NASA missions, as well as access to these data sets and derived products that help with their interpretation. In addition, we provide links to some of the recent planetary videos that we have created. Our latest addition listed below:


PRPDC on ThinkTech Hawaii

The PRPDC has teamed with a local technology television channel (ThinkTech Hawaii) and recorded a series of 30-45 minute videos about various aspects of planetary exploration and NASA data sets. Follow these links to watch the videos via YouTube:
Pluto, Comets and Asteroids
Mapping Mars
Join our star parties
Over the Moon
Planetary Science Research Discoveries
Journey to the center of the Earth
When magma meets water
Laser spectroscopy
Experimental simulations of planetary interiors
Hawaii as a planetary volcano analog
A new Moon rises
Impact craters and volcanoes on Mars
Value of Space Research to Earthlings
Making common sensors for Mars

Featured Planetary Data Set -- June 2016

Magellan Full-Resolution Images of Venus


Click here to go direct to our description of how to use the Planetary Data System (PDS) web sites at the U.S. Geological Survey (Flagstaff) and the University of Washington at St. Louis.


Featured Planetary Data Set -- April 2016

Curiosity Rover Images of Gale Crater, Mars


Click here to read our description on how to work with the University of Washington at St. Louis's Planetary Data System (PDS) Geosciences Node.


NASA Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center
HIGP/SOEST University of Hawaii at Manoa
Pacific Ocean Science and Technology (POST) Building
Room 544
1680 East-West Rd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96822


For More Information:

University of Hawaii NASA PRPDC

Phone: (808) 956-3132

Email: prpdc @ higp.hawaii.edu