The Astromaterials Data System (AstroMat) is a data infrastructure to store, curate, and provide access to laboratory data acquired on samples curated in the Astromaterials Collection of the Johnson Space Center. AstroMat will contain data from past, present, and future studies. AstroMat is developed and operated at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University by a team that has long-term experiences in the development and operation of data systems for geochemical, petrological, mineralogical, and geochronological laboratory data acquired on physical samples – EarthChem and PetDB.


AstroMat aims to facilitate discovery, access, publication, attribution, and preservation of laboratory data acquired on astromaterials samples. AstroMat will:


AstroMat Data Services

AstroMat’s services include: