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:
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:
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