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NASA Calls The Attention Of All Wannabe Astronauts, There's A New Way To Visit Space


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) invites all wannabe astronauts to explore its new library of images, audio clips, and videos of space explorations. People could now see what the universe looks like from the comfort of their homes.

Apparently, the library also features a search engine that allows participants to skim through either galactic wonders or astronaut selfies. It contains over 140,000 files from more than 60 collections. Moreover, the exhibit will be continually updated as missions send in more data.

According to CNN, the out-of-this-world archive showcases everything from Saturn rings to Jupiter and black holes to red giants. Interestingly, a lot of files are downloadable for free. Thus, anyone can create his or her own meme using real-life space images. Of course, students may use the clips for school presentations too.

Now, site visitors may directly search for a particular item using keywords and metadata. The categories tackle various topics like astrophysics, aeronautics, Earth science, and ventures of mankind. The website, for those who are wondering, is permitting downloads of different resolutions.

Per NASA, other features of the new library include the ability to automatically scale the interface of phones and tablets. On the other hand, it displays information about the original photo like exposure and type of lens. Some captions in the images are also free of copyright. In the same manner, the developers then claim that the library sports easy public access to high definition files.

Otherwise known as the Image and Video Library's Application Programmers Interface, it even permits its members to utilize professional images for their own blogs and websites. To further illustrate, it runs on a cloud native "infrastructure-as-a-code" technology.

Lastly, the library is not fully detailed. Nevertheless, it offers the best collection of NASA's "publicized" missions. Thus, people may not find anything bearing the keyword "top secret".

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