Lost Science: Protecting Data Through Improved Archiving
Article first published online: 10 SEP 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 37, pages 323–324, 10 September 2013
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2013), Lost Science: Protecting Data Through Improved Archiving, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(37), 323.(
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- data stewardship;
- data curation
Mike Carr wrote recently of the wonderful planetary geology accomplished by NASA over the past 50 years of space exploration, with images and descriptions from the early Venus, Mars, and lunar missions as well as more recent missions, which evoked good memories (M. H. Carr, Geologic exploration of the planets: The first 50 years, Eos, 94(3), 29–30, doi:10.1029/2013EO030001, 2013). Unfortunately, memories are not science data, and those 50 years have not been as kind to the scientific information collected by these pioneering missions.