NSSDC Photo Gallery
The Photo Gallery is not NSSDC's only resource for images. You may want to look also at:
NSSDC's newest image catalog will eventually provide access to all of NSSDC's
photographic archive. The focus right now is planetary images and includes several
hundred images not found elsewhere on the web.
Images and information on the impact of the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Jupiter which
occurred in July 1994. Over 500 images from 27 observatories world-wide.
Images and information on the Chiron Perihelion Campaign. More images and information
are coming on-line as they become available.
Some sample images of the sun in Hydrogen-alpha and x-ray light.
Some sample quasi-stereoscopic images from Skylab of the sun.
NSSDC also maintains extensive information in numerous science disciplines, some of which contain additional images. Among those which might be of more interest to Photo Gallery visitors are:
Fact sheets for every planet and for many minor bodies, including information on
mass, rotation and revolution periods, atmospheric composition, magnetospheric information,
and much more.
NSSDC provides discipline-specific pages which summarize available resources at NSSDC
for each discipline it supports. Disciplines currently supported include Space Physics,
Solar Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Planetary Science, and Earth Science.
Each of these can be reached by accessing NSSDC's home page.
If you are interested in NASA images, you may also wish to check out these other resources:
The ARC Neurolab maintains a site (NeurOn) which has a number of photographs
relating to neurological and vestibular experiments conducted in space,
including crickets and goldfish and rats (Oh my!).
The Dryden Photo Gallery contains images of many research aircraft flown
at what is now known as NASA Dryden Flight Research Center from the 1940s to
The SeaWiFS project has a number of sample color ocean data sets and images available.
The Solar Data Analysis Center (SDAC) has current (daily) images of the Sun from the Yohkoh
satellite, but also from several of the U.S. National Solar Observatories.
Synoptic solar images are available from the SOHO project as part of the science
planning for the mission.
The Scientific Visualization Studio has a number of interesting images and
movies produced for various research activities.
The JPL Imaging Radar Home Page provides access to images from and information about
NASA's shuttle imaging radar missions.
The JPL Comet Observation Home Page provides access to information about comets as
well as light curves and images.
The Physical Oceanography DAAC at JPL provides access to a number of images from
the TOPEX/POSEIDON mission.
The Johnson Space Center Image Science Center provides access to their extensive
collection of images from manned missions, including the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo,
Apollo-Soyuz, and shuttle flights.
The Life Sciences Digital Image Library has
images and information about NASA's life sciences missions. Images of astronauts, life
sciences experiments and hardware, artists concepts, and more.
The Glenn (formerly Lewis) Research Center has some images of some of
NASA's expendable rockets in use today and some MPEGs of a few launches.
The Global Hydrology and Climate Center has infrared images of the Earth (in four IR channels)
updated every half hour available.
NASA Headquarters has assembled a number of images which are considered to be
of historical interest and titled it Great Images in NASA (GRIN). Images are
organized by subject and/or NASA center and are searchable by keyword.
PDS's Welcome to the Planets presentation is a WWW version of their
educational CD-ROM of the same name. It provides an overview
of planetary images and missions.
The PDS Microwave Subnode Magellan Image Browser allows you to retrieve selected
images from various volumes of the Magellan MIDR CD-ROMs.
The PDS Imaging Node provides two browsers, on to browse images taken by the Viking
Lander missions, the other to browse the imaging radar mosaics from the Magellan
URL: http://www-pdsimage.jpl.nasa.gov/PDS/public/vikingl/vl_images.html (Viking Lander)
URL: http://www-pdsimage.jpl.nasa.gov/PDS/public/magellan/midrcd_query.html (Magellan)
The Space Telescope Science Institute's Office of Public Outreach maintains
a collection of images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.
Department of Interior (USGS)
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) Astrogeology Branch in Flagstaff, AZ,
has several images of the Earth and Moon taken by Clementine as well as several unique
maps and mosaics from the mission.
The NASA Planetary Photojournal, a joint project between NASA and USGS, has a number
of images from recent planetary missions.
URL: http://photojournal.wr.usgs.gov/(USGS site)
URL: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/(JPL site)
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
The European Southern Observatory releases at irregular intervals press release images
of interesting planetary and astronomical objects.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NGDC)
The National Geophysical Data Center (NGDC) has images of a variety of geophysical
phenomena on CD-ROM and as slide sets. Slide sets which are on-line include:
Earthquakes, Volcanoes, Tsunamis, Landslides, and other geologic hazards. CD-ROMs may
also be ordered.
National Science Foundation (NSO)
The National Solar Observatory (a part of the National Optical Astronomy Observatory)
at Sacramento Peak, New Mexico, has a number of solar
images in both Hydrogen-alpha and Ca II K-line light.
The Regional Planetary Imaging Facility at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space
Museum provides planetary science researchers with access to their extensive
collection of image data obtained from planetary missions. A number of these are
now available on their WWW site.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), University of Arizona
Bill Arnett's "The Nine Planets: A Multimedia Tour of the Solar System" has provided,
through SEDS, access to a lot of information and images
about the solar system in sight, sound, and occasional motion.
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