Free Images of Space Nasa as Makes Entire Media Library Accessible for Free
Looking for images of space? Want to see amazing images of planets, stars, Galaxies and more? Nasa has made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like. You can type in the term you want to search for and browse through the database of stunning images of outer space. Imagine seeing some of the following in AMAZING detail:
- Earth - the Earth like you never saw it before.You will find detailed images of the Earth taken by the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument on board the new Suomi NPP satellite — shows many stunning details of our home planet.
- Milky Way - You can see observations using infrared light and X-ray light see through the obscuring dust and reveal the intense activity near the galactic core. Note that the center of the galaxy is located within the bright white region to the right of and just below the middle of the image. The entire image width covers about one-half a degree, about the same angular width as the full moon.”
- Jupiter’s Auroras - Astronomers are using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope to study auroras on the poles of the largest planet in the solar system and more.
- The Sword of Orion - see images from NASA Spitzer Space Telescope which shows the Orion nebula, our closest massive star-making factory, 1,450 light-years from Earth. The nebula is close enough to appear to the naked eye as a fuzzy star in the sword of the constellation.
- Pathfinder on Mars - see a view of the Martian landscape shot by NASA’s Pathfinder rover on December 12th, 1997.
- Earth and the Moon from a Million Miles Away - view an animation of still image, which shows the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the DISCOVER spacecraft’s Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera (EPIC) camera and telescope, and the Earth – one million miles away.
- Andromeda Galaxy - view images from NASA Galaxy Evolution Explorer is an observation of the large galaxy in Andromeda, Messier 31. The Andromeda galaxy is the most massive in the local group of galaxies that includes our Milky Way.
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So, f you’d like to browse the NASA collection for yourself, head on over to the NASA Image and Video Library. Be warned, though: it’s a black hole of eye-popping imagery that’ll suck you in and make you lose your sense of time.Additionally, there are also images of astronauts, rocket launches, events at NASA and other interesting stuff. What’s also interesting is that almost every image comes with the EXIF data, which could be useful for astrophotography enthusiasts.
When you browse through the gallery, you can choose to see images, videos or audio. Another cool feature I noticed is that you can narrow down the results by the year.
What I love about NASA is that they make interesting content for average Internet users. They make us feel closer and more familiar with their work and with the secrets of the outer space.
For instance, they recently launched a GIPHY account full of awesome animated gifs. It’s also great that photography is an important part of their missions, and so it was even before “pics or it didn’t happen” became the rule. The vast media library they have now published is available to everyone, free of charge.
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