Space and planetary sciences are the culmination of humanity’s curiosity and need to know more. Science, as much as science fiction, entices us with endless possibilities that can only be possible in the seemingly endless universe. The Space and Planetary Science Research Network on SSRN is an open access preprint server that provides a venue for authors to showcase their research papers in our digital library, speeding up the dissemination and providing the scholarly community access to groundbreaking working papers and early-stage research. SSRN provides the opportunity to share different outputs of research such as preliminary or exploratory investigations, book chapters, PhD dissertations, course and teaching materials, presentations, and posters among others. SSRN also helps Space and Planetary Science scholars discover the latest research in their own and other fields of interest, while providing a platform for the early sharing of their own work, making it available for subsequent work to be built upon more quickly.
From chemical processes in space to the movement of planets, solar systems, and galaxies, space and planetary sciences uniquely challenge researchers to observe and measure from afar. SSRN offers quick access to various disciplines that intersect with space and planetary science, such as Earth Sciences, through curated collections of papers in all areas of research.