NASA Used 36,422 Selfies To Create This Giant Global Selfie


1. For Earth Day 2014, NASA released this interactive “Global Selfie” using selfies sent by 36,422 people from across the world.

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Scroll with your mouse to see individual selfies.

2. On Earth Day, April 22, NASA asked people to send their selfies in response to the question “Where are you on earth right now?”

3. Over 50,000 people from every continent submitted their #GlobalSelfie through social media.


4. Many sent selfies with their pets.


5. NASA then used 36,422 of the images to create this 3.2-gigapixel composite of how the earth appeared from space on Earth Day.

6. Here’s a video of the Global Selfie in the making.

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