Space News Today: NASA Shared Its GIF Archive On Pinterest And GIPHY

First Posted: Dec 10, 2016 03:10 AM EST

NASA has been making deliberate efforts to publicize its rich database of space images and videos captured during various space explorations. In protraction to this, NASA released an enormous archive of animated GIFs of space images and videos on its Pinterest and GIPHY pages on Dec. 8, 2016.

If one already has accounts in these platforms, one can directly view these magnificent GIFs on GIPHY and Pinterest and share them as tweets, thanks to API integration feature on GIPHY. Earlier this year, NASA collaborated with Flickr to circulate thousands of pictures captured during the Apollo era missions. NASA is now living up to its tag line on GIPHY page "Explore the Universe & Discover our Home Planet."

According to Gizmodo, the GIPHY page of NASA is everything a space nerd could hope for. It is full of glorious planetary and deep space images, along with images and videos captured during rocket launches, unforgettable moments captured in the spaceflight history and the priceless reactions of scientists celebrating success of space missions in front of computer screens. Additionally, the page also features some of the things that have not yet happened, which raises curiosity in the viewers' minds.

These GIFs provide insights into the moments of success and failures experienced by the hardworking researchers of NASA. It also hosts stunning images of the Moon, Mars, Saturn's Rings, Apollo 11 landing, astronauts walking on the Moon, planetary explorations, trajectories of recently launched satellites made simple in animated videos, life of astronauts inside the International Space Station and living in zero gravity.

The released archives also contain satellite images of the people's home planet, which depict climate change patterns, effects of global warming, formation of noctilucent clouds over Antarctica and images related to polar ice cap melting.

These images are said to be glorious, entertaining and educational. It is believed that this effort by NASA can help raise awareness on climate change and global warming, which are the main concerns of scientists in the 21st century.

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