This is cool: NASA has put its entire photo archive online

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NASA has put its jaw dropping photo archive online in a searchable database that captures some of mankind’s greatest achievements.

You can now go online and search for the American space agency’s most iconic photos, audio and video files.

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin poses for photograph beside deployed U.S. flag. Image: NASA

Astronaut Edwin Aldrin poses for photograph beside deployed U.S. flag. Image: NASA

The collection includes images of the moon landings, numerous space walks and stunning close up images of the sun.

There is also an incredible photos of the Milky Way, Mars, Neptune and Jupiter all of which would make the perfect desktop wallpaper.

Milky Way time lapse Photographer: Kjell Lindgren

Milky Way time lapse Photographer: Kjell Lindgren

Also included in the archive are some fantastic shots of behind the scenes training exercises and astronauts in space.

In total the archive includes more than 140,000 files to browse and NASA has said new images will be added all the time.

“Nasa officially has launched a new resource to help the public search and download out-of-this-world images, videos and audio files by keyword and metadata searches from Nasa.gov. The Nasa Image and Video Library website consolidates imagery spread across more than 60 collections into one searchable location,” NASA spokesman John Yembrick said in a blog post.

The full archive can be found here.

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