Friday, 31 March 2017 10:55

NASA launches search engine for the most beautiful images of space

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NASA has rolled out a searchable online archive that assembles more than 140,000 media files for users to search from.

Users can type in a single word to surface all of NASA’s files linked to that term, which they can then download or even embed in their own sites. That includes images, audio files and videos drawn from more than 60 collections of media over nearly 100 years.

Thanks to NASA's public images policy, all of the images are copyright free - including captions and metadata.

This public site runs on NASA’s cloud-native technology, allowing the public to access the files on demand. Although it is not comprehensive, "[The library] provides the best of what NASA makes publicly available from a single point of presence on the web," NASA's John Yembric said in a statement. "Additionally, it is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added."

So what are you waiting for? Go snag yourself a stellar new space background for your phone or computer. Fair warning: these photos are so mesmerising, you might get lost in space for a while.

Source : standard.co.uk

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