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NASA gifs are out of this world

The space agency has released a huge collection of gifs to the website GIPHY, ranging from the spectacular to the silly - naturally we’ve picked some of our favourites.

Over the years, NASA has collected a vast array of photos and videos, and have recently decided to share some of the highlights with us regular folk on the internet. In October 2015 the space agency released thousands of photos from the Apollo missions on to Flickr (which you can see our pick of them here), and this week NASA have unleashed over 400 gifs on to GIPHY for your viewing pleasure. Here are some of our faves.

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A collision between two black holes that happened 1.3 billion years ago creates gravitational waves that can still be detected today.

This happy chappy is part of a two mile wide crater on Mars.

Getting your five-a-day looks infinitely more fun in zero gravity.

Blast off! The Orion spacecraft launches into space for a test flight.

The Aurora Borealis looks absolutely stunning here, as viewed from a space station orbiting Earth.

A solar flare dramatically scorches into space from the Sun’s surface.

These two swirling galaxies violently collide in a galaxy merger.

The enormity of the Earth is displayed in this gorgeous shot from space.

The lunar impact craters on our moon are depicted here in bright colours.

Astronauts on the Apollo 14 mission enjoy a walk on the Moon.

Here you can see the beautiful surface detail of Mercury, the smallest planet in the Solar System.

Well astronauts on the International Space Station have to entertain themselves somehow…

The Soyuz spacecraft soars over the surface of the Earth.


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