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NASA Launched Out-of-this-world GIFs For Pinterest and GIPHY That Everyone Should See

Dec 12, 2016 05:07 AM EST
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NASA released a ton of new GIFs available in both GIPHY and Pinterest. These GIFs are a modern and fun way to educate the public about space programs.
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NASA has found another way to make learning about space explorations fun by releasing of out-of-this-world GIFs for GIPHY and Pinterest. The agency is always looking for ways to make space exploration interesting to the public and the newly debuted GIFs are a fun way to promote its space programs.

NASA launched a platform for both GIPHY and Pinterest. Users can find NASA profiles with a number of shareable GIF on both sites.  In GIPHY, there are 462 GIFs available that includes a GIF of the recent Cassini photographs of the hexagonal shape of the Northern hemisphere of Saturn.

The GIPHY GIFs contains a number of educational, interesting and equally fun short clips from NASA. There were celebrations after successful mission launches, spacecraft, rocket launches, planets and other space videos including the Solar System, the moon, and even Mars.

While on Pinterest, NASA created stacked boards about space and the agency's space programs. There are literally hundreds of images in the loaded library where anyone can find almost anything about space. However, space images are not the only hot commodity in NASA's Pinterest board since there are also high-resolution images of the Earth that anyone is free to download and pin.

NASA is known for releasing parts of its library to the public. Converting them into GIFs is one interesting way to do that. "Users can download and share the agency's creations on their own social media accounts, and can be used to create or share animated GIFs to communicate a reaction, offer a visual explanation, or even create digital works of art," John Yembrick from NASA said in a press release.


Both NASA's GIPHY and PINTEREST pages are a modern way to educate the public about space explorations. The GIFs are designed not only to educate but also to instill fun into space programs. Not only will space engineers enjoy the animated GIFs, but also anyone who has ever shown interest in the world that holds human life.

This is not the first time NASA used technology-savvy innovation to educate the people about space programs. The agency used Facebook Live to talk to astronauts aboard the International Space Station and earlier this year, NASA brought the social media app SnapChat aboard the ISS that literally created an out-of-this-world feed.


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