NASA launches stunning Image and Video Library website

PICTURE SHOWS: Black-hole-powered galaxies called blazars are the most common sources detected by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. As matter falls toward the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center, some of it is accelerated outward at nearly the speed of light along jets pointed in opposite directions. When one of the jets happens to be aimed in the direction of Earth, as illustrated here, the galaxy appears especially bright and is classified as a blazar. (2016-08-24) (NASA)

Prepare to have your mind blown - NASA has collected together a treasure trove of more than 140,000 images, videos and audio files.

The stunning collection consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location, called the NASA Image and Video Library website.

Cover Images has chosen a gallery of the most popular images currently on the website, which include the first American astronaut to walk in space and a self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover.

The portal allows users to search and discover content from across the agency’s many missions in aeronautics, astrophysics, Earth science, human spaceflight and more.

The library is not comprehensive, but rather provides the best of what NASA makes available from a single point of presence on the web. Additionally, it is a living website, where new and archival images, video and audio files continually will be added.

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