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There are many ways to become involved in space exploration - your contributions matter! The Participate! section features participatory events that have inspired citizen artists to get involved.

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Royalty-Free Resources: Time to Create!
 

This section offers source material across a variety of new media formats (still images, sounds, video, multimedia) - to invite and encourage aspiring artists to view and make use of these resources in creating their own space exploration artwork.

You will find links to royalty-free content that is available for use in your own artistic creations. Be sure to check the policies related to use of royalty-free content for the material you want to use.

Still Images
Sounds
Video
Multimedia


Still Images

Created through a partnership between NASA and the Internet Archive, NASA Images offers public access to the largest source of NASA’s image, video, and audio collections in a single, searchable online resource.

› nasaimages.org

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50 great images celebrating NASA's 50th anniversary.

› 50 Images Celebrating NASA's 50th

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NASA's Image of the Day gallery: every day a new, fascinating image is posted.

› NASA - Image of the Day

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The Hubble Space Telescope: Click on the link to access Hubble images in multiple sizes and resolutions. Use them on everything from wall-sized graphics to fabrics. The Hubble site offers a picture album, print shop, image tours, wallpaper, and more!

→ Hubble Telescope image gallery

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Discover the images of the Chandra X-ray Observatory. Dive into the wonder of everything from Black Holes to X-ray Binaries. Below you can find various ways to find just the image you are looking for.

→ Chandra photo album

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Super-HD topographic map created with stereoscopic imaging: The ASTER Global Digital Elevation Model (ASTER GDEM) is a joint product developed and made available to the public by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) of Japan and the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Click on the link to read about the new high-def topographical map of the Earth.

→ ASTER global digital elevation model

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There's no place like our home solar system. Click on our showiest planet (besides Earth, of course!) for nasa.gov's images of our solar system.

→ NASA's Solar System image gallery

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The ESA (European Space Agency) offers a large gallery of beautiful and unusual images.

→ ESA image gallery

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Gimp-Savvy.com: royalty-free images from the bottom of the sea to the edges of the universe, privacy and usage information, and how to work with digital images. Grok it.

→ Gimp-Savvy.com photo archive

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Keep your eye on the storm: weather images from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

→ NOAA image gallery

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The U.S. Geological Survey Denver Library maintains a collection of over 400,000 photographs taken during geologic studies of the United States and its territories from 1868 to the present.

→ U.S. Geological Survey photo library

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The National Digital Library of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

→ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service digital media

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Sounds

Here's a collection of NASA sounds from historic spaceflights and current missions. You can hear the memorable words "Houston, we have a problem," every time you make an error on your computer, or you can compose your own variations on the heartbeat of a star from the Kepler mission. NASA has included both MP3 and M4R (iPhone) sound files to download.

› nasa.gov/connect/sounds/

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Sounds of Home: our solar system and the sounds of its exploration from nasa.gov.

→ Sounds of our solar system

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Have a taste for spooky stuff? NASA put this collection of spooky space sounds together for Halloween.

› Spooky space sounds!

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Listen to the weather on the INSPIRE VLF radio receiver at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL. Whistlers, tweeks and spherics are all here for your listening pleasure.

→ Earth sounds from Marshall Space Flight Center

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From the National Science Foundation (NSF): listen to the song of the Sun.

→ Sounds of the Sun

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Listen to a collection of sound files from the ESA (European Space Agency).

→ Sound files from the European Space Agency

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Video

Video content from nasa.gov about the exploration of our solar system.

→ NASA videos about the solar system

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Explore the video gallery of the ESA (European Space Agency). "Videos explain space related topics. They are provided in different file formats and sizes to suit your needs."

→ Video gallery of the European Space Agency

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Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the flare, shown here in teal as that is the color typically used to show light in the 131 Angstrom wavelength, a wavelength in which it is easy to view solar flares. The flare began at 10:38 PM ET on Jan. 22, peaked at 10:59 PM and ended at 11:34 PM.

→ SDO's View of M8.7 Solar Flare

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Multimedia

NASA's Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio. The mission of the Scientific Visualization Studio is to facilitate scientific inquiry and outreach within NASA programs through visualization. To that end, the SVS works closely with scientists in the creation of visualization products, systems, and processes in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at Goddard Space Flight Center and within the NASA research community.

→ Goddard Scientific Visualization Studio gallery

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Multimedia content from NASA Solar System Exploration

→ solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia

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Get multidimensional with downloadable 3-D computer models from the European Space Agency.

→ 3-D computer models from the ESA

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Wallpapers and screen savers from the European Space Agency.

→ The ESA's "goodies" page

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Who doesn't love a good animation? Amaze yourself and others with these animations from the European Space Agency.

→ Animations from the ESA

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Publications


NASA Spinoff includes features about NASA's aeronautics and space research; award-winning technologies; diverse partnerships; and support for science, technology, engineering, and math education. The publication also provides reference and resource information about NASA. An archive of Spinoff features and a searchable database of more than 1,750 NASA-derived technologies featured in past issues of the publication also are available at the Spinoff site.

› NASA Spinoff

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Royalty-free Content: Related Policies

NASA's founding legislation in 1958 instructed NASA to "…provide for the widest practicable and appropriate dissemination of information…" The principles of Open Government have been embedded in our operations for 50 plus years. We recognize that open government is a process rather than a product, and have taken a continuous-learning approach.

› NASA Open Government Plan

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NASA still images; audio files; video; and computer files used in the rendition of 3-dimensional models, such as texture maps and polygon data in any format, generally are not copyrighted. You may use NASA imagery, video, audio, and data files used for the rendition of 3-dimensional models for educational or informational purposes... [cont.]

› Using NASA images and content

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The European Space Agency (ESA) usage and guidelines: The contents of the ESA Science & Technology website are intended for the personal and non-commercial use of its users. ESA grants permission to users to visit the site, and to download and copy information, images, documents and materials from the website for users' personal non-commercial use.... [cont.]

→ European Space Agency usage guidelines

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Creative Commons usage and guidelines. Refer to these guidelines for the work of others, or license your own work under the Creative Commons license here.

→ Creative Commons license

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