Science Discovery Engine (SDE)

Beta Version Release – December 2022

NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD) is building an open-source science infrastructure to enable collaborative and interdisciplinary science. The infrastructure is designed to improve discovery and access for all SMD data, providing immediate benefits to science data users and improving the overall user experience.

The Science Discovery Engine (SDE) is an integrated SMD search capability that enables discovery of open data and information across SMD’s five divisions: Astrophysics, Biological and Physical Sciences, Earth Science, Heliophysics and Planetary Science. SDE search results include a vast collection of NASA’s science data, documentation, and code. Search results may also include links to datasets, models, images, videos, software, or data analysis tools. The results can be filtered by associated missions, instruments, or branches of science.

The SDE makes NASA’s open science data, software and information more discoverable and accessible to a wider audience. This openness fosters collaboration within and across disciplines, promotes interdisciplinary science and encourages innovation.

Access the Science Discovery Engine Application (Beta Version)

How to get involved

This is an iterative application and the Science Discovery Engine team welcomes feedback on both SDE content and search engine functionality. Do you have recommendations for other NASA content that should be included in the SDE? Are there additional features you would like to see in the search engine? If so, please contact us.