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How NASA receive and analyze the data from Space? (or) How NASA study the data? This question might be very generic. I am trying to understand the types of data send from ISS or any Space travel. And, How they are analyzed at the research center.

In other words,

  • What are the types of data is send from space to NASA?
  • How they are send?
  • How the data is analyzed at the base?

Are they using any software for data mining and analyzing?

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    $\begingroup$ Hi welcome to the site. This is very generic, it's almost like asking "how does science get done". NASA spans a huge range of science interest from Earth observation and atmospheric studies, the Sun and it's effect on Earth, through the whole Solar System to the farthest reaches of the Universe and across many wavelengths. Can you edit your question to narrow it down it a particular science area or technique (like optical or infrared observations say) $\endgroup$ – astrosnapper Feb 14 at 4:08
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you @astrosnapper , I will do that. I will have to take some time to edit this question. $\endgroup$ – goofyui Feb 14 at 4:27
  • $\begingroup$ Data is transmitted via radio, received via radio, then stored and then reviewed by humans in the US and all over the world.It doesn't get more precise than that unless you make the question more specific. We already have questions e.g. about the Voyagers and how communication with them is done, about the instruments aboard the Voyagers, about the comms of Apollo and even about the comms of the ISS and a lot more things. peruse at will. $\endgroup$ – Polygnome Feb 14 at 8:34
  • $\begingroup$ Data has also been recorded on film, or stored in samples and returned to Earth via reentry vehicles @Polygnome $\endgroup$ – JCRM Feb 14 at 9:39
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    $\begingroup$ @Polygnome Well, that is right. Maybe the question could be separated into 3, narrower ones: one could ask from the hardware, one from the software and one from the applied protocols. Possibly even these questions would still look "too broad". But... I believe, a short summary could be produced in lesser than 1-2 pages, while it would be enough detailed to pass as a correct answer. The site has a lot of questions/answers about detailed, specific cases (like how we are communicating with different probes), but afaik not a real, integrated answer exists yet. $\endgroup$ – peterh - Reinstate Monica Feb 14 at 10:34