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NASA’s 3.2 gigapixel mosaic of … us

This is NASA's massive, 3.2 gigapixel mosaic of ... us.  And we look good.  Image via NASA.
View larger. | This is a massive, 3.2 gigapixel mosaic of … us. And we look good. NASA made this image of 36,422 individual images that posted to social media sites on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2014. Image via NASA.
Will Ferrell?  Or his doppleganger.  Grabbed from NASA's global selfie.
Will Ferrell? Or his doppelganger. Grabbed from NASA’s global selfie.

To see the individual selfies, click into the big, zoomable version of the global selfie here.

This past Earth Day (April 22, 2014), NASA invited you – and everyone else on the planet – to take part in a worldwide celebration. They asked us to take pictures of ourselves wherever we were on Earth, then post to social media using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie. And here’s the result. It’s a 3.2 gigapixel global selfie composed of 36,422 individual images. NASA said:

People on every continent – 113 countries and regions in all – posted selfies. From Antarctica to Yemen, Greenland to Guatemala, Micronesia to the Maldives, Pakistan, Poland, Peru – and on. The image was assembled after weeks of curating more than 50,000 #globalselfie submissions – not all were accessible or usable – from Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr.

Click here to read more about this image.

Bottom line: Cool global selfie from NASA, taken for and around last Earth Day 2014. Do you see yourself?

May 23, 2014

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