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This article was published on December 9, 2016

NASA’s newly-launched Giphy and Pinterest pages are out of this world

NASA’s newly-launched Giphy and Pinterest pages are out of this world
Bryan Clark
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When Neil Armstrong became the first man to step foot on the moon in 1969, I doubt he gave much thought to the dank memes that would one day come of it. I also doubt he knew what ‘dank’ or ‘meme’ meant, but it really doesn’t matter; I’m painting a picture here.

NASA already taps over a dozen social media networks to share its imagery, but today it’s adding two more: Pinterest and Giphy.

The former, Pinterest, will be used to post “new and historic images and videos, known as pins, to collections called pinboards,” according to a NASA blog post. I’m not an avid Pinterest user, but the ability to categorize imagery on the platform makes a lot of sense for an agency that collects so much of it.

The latter, Giphy, displays the perfect hodge podge of NASA imagery. You’ll see planets, astronauts, and lots of high-fiving, intermingled with humor and middle-aged men eating tacos in space. There are also some seriously cool images from the Mars Rover.

It’s a great blend of content both serious, and not. And it’s definitely worth taking an hour to share enough of it to your social accounts that people start unfollowing you.

Thanks for sharing the universe with us, NASA.

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