NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free – DIY Photography

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No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have 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.

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You can type in the term you want to search for and browse through the database of stunning images of outer space. 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.

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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. Of course, I used some of my time today to browse through the gallery, and here are some of the space photos you can find:

The Milky Way Center Aglow with Dust 745x537.jpg.optimal - NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 23 Crew 745x510.jpg.optimal - NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

Crab Nebula as Seen by Herschel and Hubble 745x745.jpg.optimal - NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

Taken Under the Wing of the Small Magellanic Cloud 745x745.jpg.optimal - NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

Great Observatories Unique Views of the Milky Way 745x372.jpg.optimal - NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

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 and free of copyright. Therefore, you can take a peek at the fascinating mysteries of space, check out what it’s like inside NASA’s premises, or download the images to make something awesome from them. Either way, you’ll enjoy it.

[NASA Image and Video Gallery via SLR Lounge; Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]

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