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April 1, 2002

John Bluck

NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.

Phone: 650/604-5026 or 604-9000

jbluck@mail.arc.nasa.gov



RELEASE 02-35AR

STUNNING NASA PICTURES ADDED TO 'AMESNEWS' WEB SITE

A stunning gallery of NASA pictures, with each image linked to news releases and other related items, recently was added to a NASA public affairs web site at:

http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/imagearchive/archive.html

Most images are provided in preview versions, as well as in higher resolution files. Almost all of the larger files are suitable for publication in newspapers and magazines. A help section describes various levels of quality, rights issues and how to download images through the Internet to a user’s computer.

"We redesigned how we present images to make the site more efficient to the news media, general public and students," said the image gallery's author, Anil Jindia, at NASA Ames Research Center, located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley. "These images can help readers to better comprehend our news items."

"The new image gallery is part of a comprehensive re-design of the Web site," said Jonas Diño, the site’s curator. "The Web site has been simplified to make sure people, including those with physical challenges, can easily access information."

General groups of images in the gallery include: 'Popular Images,' 'Aerospace,' 'Educational & Commercial Technology,' 'Information Technology,' 'Earth Sciences,' 'NASA/Ames/Moffett Field,' and 'Astrobiology.' Astrobiology is the study of the origin, evolution, distribution and future of life in the universe.

More pictures and image subject groups will be added over time. In addition, the ‘amesnews’ site (at http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/) links to other NASA Ames scientific and technical Web pages, NASA Ames educational materials and the Ames employee newspaper, the ‘Astrogram.’

The Astrogram newsletter, though intended for employees, often contains newsworthy information of interest to a wider audience, including the general public and journalists. On-line issues of the Astrogram, beginning with the Jan. 1, 2000 newspaper, are in portable document format (PDF).

In addition, the Ames Education Web site includes a section describing the NASA Ames Educator Resource Center that has lesson plans, educational publications and audiovisual instructional materials.

NASA Ames news releases also are available at the time of issue by e-mail. To receive Ames releases via e-mail, send an e-mail with the word 'subscribe' in the subject line to: ames-releases-request@lists.arc.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to the same address with 'unsubscribe' in the subject line.

Additionally, NASA Ames Web pages in Spanish, ‘Amesnoticias,’ are available at:

http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov/index_span.html

To receive NASA Ames news releases in Spanish via e-mail, send an e-mail with the word ‘subscribe’ in the subject line to: ames-noticias-request@lists.arc.nasa.gov. To unsubscribe, send an e-mail to the same address with ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.

Directions in Spanish for subscribing to the Spanish-language NASA Ames news release e-mailing service follow:

Para subscribirse, mande un e-mail con 'subscribe' en el asunto (subject), y envíelo a 'ames-noticias-request@lists.arc.nasa.gov.' Para que se suprima su nombre de la lista de subscripciones, use 'unsubscribe' en el asunto (subject) de su e-mail. Para recibir las últimas noticias directamente de NASA-Ames, diríjase a http://amesnews.arc.nasa.gov, donde encontrará noticias, imágenes en formato JPEG, y en formato 'AP Leaf Desk' sin títulos empotrados.

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