You might remember NASA from The Martian, Apollo 13, Hidden Figures, Gravity, Men In Black III and “landing on the Moon” in 1969.
They also have the best logo in the game.
Today, NASA has launched an online database that brings together 140,000 images, videos and audio files from 60 collections into one.
For the first time, you can type in “The Moon” and have the full stock of NASA photos at your fingertips.
There’s some truly astounding visions of the Universe, human spaceflight, Mars as seen by our robots, and perspectives of our floating blue/green planet, suspended in the (seriously) infinite black expanse of space.
Here’s a quick look at images that come up on the first page …
During its flight, NASAs Galileo spacecraft returned images of the Earth and Moon. Separate images of the Earth and Moon were combined to generate this view.
The rim of Gale Crater is visible in the distance, through the dusty haze, in this view of NASA’s Curiosity rover of a sloping hillside on Mount Sharp.
This view from the Mast Camera (Mastcam) in NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows an outcrop with finely layered rocks within the ‘Murray Buttes’ region on lower Mount Sharp.
Saturn’s shadow stretched beyond the edge of its rings for many years after NASA’s Cassini first arrived at Saturn, casting an ever-lengthening shadow that reached its maximum extent at the planet’s 2009 equinox. This image was captured in 2015.