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In addition to all of that research it does and stuff, NASA serves as the Internet’s primary provider of pretty space pictures. Now, the space agency is making its offerings a little more dynamic: On Thursday NASA launched its official page on GIPHY, a gif-hosting service. The page will serve as a repository for all things animated. And because GIPHY integrates with Twitter’s mobile app, these stellar gifs are now at your fingertips every time you compose a spacey tweet.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Saturn’s Weird Hexagons
Yeah, there’s a hexagon on Saturn’s north pole. Find out more here.
Humans Casually Hanging Out On The Moon
The first moon landing gets a lot of love––and Apollo 13 is known for its “successful failure”––but don’t forget our Apollo 14 boys. Also, the ending of this gif is kind of quietly hilarious.
Jupiter Might Actively Be Trying To Hypnotize You
You could probably spend all day staring at gifs of Jupiter. This one features a cameo from Europa.
How The Sausage Gets Made
A Timelapse That Might Make You Puke
Sorry. But the views captured from the window of the International Space Station are so much prettier when you speed them up.
A Very Important Gif Of Chris Hadfield Eating A Tortilla
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And NASA’s gif repository isn’t just great for staring at pretty pictures of stars. It’s also useful. You can now rely on NASA for pretty much all of your reaction gif needs. Just a few examples:
TFW You’re Mars
For those moments when you’re just feeling kinda goofy but you’re also a planet. This “happy face” crater was spotted by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s Context Camera in 2008.
When You Cannot Even With This Launch
For those days when work is going less than nominally.
When The Struggle Is Real
You know that feeling when you’re literally running a marathon but also literally chained to a treadmill in space? Going nowhere fast (about 17,000 miles per hour, to be precise).
Don’t @ Me
This is an astronaut training for a future trip to space, but it could also be you ignoring all the annoying people around you.
When You Are Very Excited But Keep Your Cool
Peace sign guy is so chill.
When You Are Very Excited And Do Not Stay Cool
When You Ain’t Even Mad
When You Are Stoked To Eat Salad With Your Buds
These guys are enjoying the first-ever salad grown in space. But maybe you and your friends just really love salad. Who are we to judge?
When You Need Work To Be Over Now Please
You can only waste so much time reading Popular Science.
Check out the rest of NASA’s animated offerings on GIPHY. If still images are more your style, you can now find them in droves on NASA’s official Pinterest board.