NASA launches web-based search engine for its massive catalog of photos, videos and audio filesBy Shawn Knight
NASA has launched a new web-based search engine for its extensive library of space-related images, videos and audio files.
The online catalog doesn't feature every bit of media that NASA has ever captured but instead, a collection of the best images it has released to the public. That's not to say that content feels limited - quite the opposite, really.
A quick image search for "Saturn," for example, returns more than 3,600 stunning results while a query for our nearest celestial neighbor, the moon, generates nearly 5,600 hits.
As someone that has long been fascinated with the solar system and space in general, I can easily see myself spending hours drooling over the beautiful imagery (and will no longer have to surf Google for similar results).
It's not just about space rocks, however, as NASA has uploaded swaths of ordinary media as well such as aerial views of NASA's Langley Research Center, an overhead view of the Washington Monument and this adorable photo of a baby owl found on the stairs inside Hangar G at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.
All of the media is downloadable for your own use and some even has EXIF data attached for further analysis. It's also easy to share your findings on social media sites like Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.