The galactic center of the Milky Way. Source: European Space Agency/NASA/JPL-CaltechThe galactic center of the Milky Way. Source: European Space Agency/NASA/JPL-Caltech

Explore the Earth, the solar system, the galaxy and the universe with View Space, a publicly accessible web-based collection of digital interactives and videos highlighting the latest developments in astronomy and Earth science.

The NASA-supported resource offers interactive sliders for those interested in the Milky Way, interacting galaxies, star birth and death, and the infrared world. The presentations are based on data from space mission archives and are intended to be of use in informal learning environments such as museums and libraries. Video collections are shared with participating planetariums and other venues worldwide, and an interactive map helps visitors find the closest View Space venue.

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