NASA has just launched a brand new digital library that comprises of thousands of their photos of space, alongside audio and video. One of the most compelling aspects about this new service is that it brings content from 60 different collections in one place and the entire library is searchable.
“NASA Image and Video Library allows users to search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 NASA images, videos and audio files from across the agency’s many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight, and more,” NASA officials wrote in a statement. “Users can browse the agency’s most recently uploaded files, as well as discover historic and the most popularly searched images, audio files and videos.”
All of the content on the site is available to download and if you find an image you really like, you can take a look at the camera data, which will tell you a little bit about the lens that was used and even the exposure settings.
“The library is not comprehensive, but rather provides the best of what NASA makes publicly available from a single point of presence on the web,” NASA officials said. “Additionally, it is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added.”
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