NASA Has a New Searchable Library With Thousands of Free Images of Space

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Calling all wannabe astronauts: You can now explore outer space with NASA from the comfort of your own desk chair.

In an image from December 1999 from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope found a bow shock around a very young star in the nearby Orion nebula, an intense star-forming region of gas and dust. (Credit: NASA and the Hubble Heritage Team STScI/AURA)

NASA has launched a new library of audio, video, and images of space exploration — a database with more than 140,000 files from over 60 collections.

The best part? A search engine that lets you flit from celestial wonders to astronaut selfies.

Worried 140,000 isn’t enough? It’ll will keep getting better.

“It’s a living website,” NASA said. “New and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added.”

With hundreds of images for everything from black holes to one of Saturn’s moons, Tethys, NASA’s library creates a journey through space that anyone can experience.

But that’s not all it does.

The library is really meant to allow free downloadable access to some of NASA’s most significant images, video, and audio.

Use it for a PowerPoint in an astronomy class or create your own meme.

A 1998 montage from Voyager shows Saturn.(Credit: NASA/JPL)

Trademark and Copyright 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Most Popular

Latest News

More News

KTLA on Instagram


KTLA on Facebook

KTLA on Twitter