The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has made available to the public a new online collection of images of our solar system and places on Earth where astrobiology researchers travel to conduct field research.
Called “From Earth to the Solar System,” or FETTSS, the images on the Website capture the excitement of planetary exploration and the journey to understand the origin and evolution of the solar system, and the search for life beyond Earth. The online collection will allow interested individuals, groups, and organizations to plan and create their own solar system exhibits. The stunning high-resolution mages may be downloaded free of charge, reproduced and displayed with the proper photo credit.
“From Earth to the Solar System” is a collaboration between NASA Ames Research Center’s Astrobiology Institute in Moffett Field, Calif., and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, Mass. The Website was created to celebrate NASA’s Year of the Solar System — a time of unprecedented planetary science mission activity. The celebration runs from October 2010 through August 2012.
A NASA-sponsored traveling version of the collection is planned for display at several U.S. locations. This summer, the exhibit will be featured at various locations around the world.
For more information visit: http://fettss.arc.nasa.gov/