How to Play with Deep Space Data

6cbed328a8f5f00b49e313470635fc20?s=47 Lisa Ballard
September 22, 2016

How to Play with Deep Space Data

Data and imagery from deep space probes is abundant on the web. I’ll talk about ways you can find space mission data to use in your personal web or hardware projects and show some of the things I’ve made and worked on with space mission data.

40 minute talk at the Dent:Space Maker Stage, September 2016

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Lisa Ballard

September 22, 2016
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  1. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image - Image ID PIA12708 How to

    Play with Deep Space Data
  2. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image - Image ID PIA12708 How to

    Play with Deep Space Data
  3. Cosmic Journey by Sean McNaughton, Samuel Velasco, 5W Infographics, Matthew

    Twombly and Jane Vessels, NGM staff, Amanda Hobbs.
  4. Space missions are enormous collaborations

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  6. APIs Web Scraping Search Tools NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image -

    Image ID PIA12708 Finding Space Mission Data:
  7. APIs Web Scraping Search Tools NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image -

    Image ID PIA12708 Finding Space Mission Data:
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  10. All images credit Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL, ESA, NASA,

    unless otherwise noted
  11. Uranus (Voyager 2) Jupiter (Galileo) Neptune (Voyager 2)

  12. OPUS

  13. Outer Planets Unified Search

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  22. Greg Pugh

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  28. planetary.org

  29. NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute / Ian Regan

  30. flickr.com/photos/valerieklavans

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  32. InSaturnsRings.com

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  34. http://stockrt.github.io/p/emulating-a-browser-in-python-with-mechanize/

  35. APIs Web Scraping Search Tools NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image -

    Image ID PIA12708 Finding Space Mission Data:
  36. O P E N A P I

  37. http://tools.pds-rings.seti.org/opus/api/data.json? planet=Saturn&target=hyperion

  38. http://tools.pds-rings.seti.org/opus/api/data.json? planet=Saturn&target=hyperion

  39. http://tools.pds-rings.seti.org/opus/api/data.json? planet=Saturn&target=hyperion

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  41. http://tools.pds-rings.seti.org/opus/api/images/med.html? planet=Saturn&target=hyperion&instrumentid=COISS

  42. http://tools.pds-rings.seti.org/opus/api/images/med.html? planet=Saturn&target=hyperion&instrumentid=COISS

  43. http://tools.pds-rings.seti.org/opus/api/images/med.html? planet=Saturn&target=hyperion&instrumentid=COISS

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  67. APIs Web Scraping Search Tools NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image -

    Image ID PIA12708 Finding Space Mission Data:
  68. sometimes there’s an undocumented api

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  76. Live HTTP Headers

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  80. xml.dom.minidom xmltodict

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  85. APIs Web Scraping Search Tools NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image -

    Image ID PIA12708 Finding Space Mission Data:
  86. Beautiful Soup “You didn't write that awful page. You're just

    trying to get some data out of it. Beautiful Soup is here to help” Since 2004, it's been saving programmers hours or days of work on quick-turnaround screen scraping projects.
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  98. github.com/basilleaf/marsfromspace

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  100. APIs Web Scraping Search Tools NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute Image -

    Image ID PIA12708 Finding Space Mission Data: Resources
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  103. planetary.org/blogs

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  105. basilleaf.github.io @Basilleaf All images credit Cassini Imaging Team, ISS, JPL,

    ESA, NASA, unless otherwise noted Lisa Ballard