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 What is SPIF?

SPIF - The Spacecraft Planetary Imaging Facility is part of an international network of planetary research and outreach facilities known as RPIF-N - The Regional Planetary Image Facility Network.

We maintain planetary image data including geologic maps and mission documentation, providing support to researchers and the public who wish to access and manipulate the data available.

SPIF is sponsored jointly by NASA's Planetary Geology and Geophysics Program and Cornell University, located in Ithaca, NY and open to the public.

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SPIF teacher with students

Learn about planetary science.
Plan a science field trip to SPIF, have us visit your school, or attend one of our educator workshops. We also offer resourses for curriculum enhancement. All our outreach services are FREE.

SPIF for Educators  

Student visiting SPIF

Tour the Solar System at SPIF!
We are in Ithaca, NY, and open to the public. You can stop by during our normal hours, schedule a visit or private tour, or have us come to you for an event or presentation.

SPIF for the General Public  

SPIF library of globes and books on location

Are you a scientist?
Find out how you can use SPIF planetary data and facilities for your research. We also offer workshops in planetary image analysis.

SPIF for Researchers