Tuesday, April 22, 2014

#Global Selfie for Earth Day

Today is Earth Day and NASA is asking us something very special: take a selfie, post it online and NASA will use it to create a mosaic image of Earth. This is how it works: 

'NASA today is asking fans to submit their photos for the agency's Earth Day #GlobalSelfie effort. NASA has plenty of satellite images of our planet taken high above the Earth, but "for Earth Day we are trying to create an image of Earth from the ground up while also fostering a collection of portraits of the people of Earth." "Get outside and show us mountains, parks, the sky, rivers, lakes - wherever you are, there's your picture," NASA said. Spell out where you are using rocks, sand, or a print-out from NASA's website, which is available in several languages. Post your photo to Twitter, Instagram, or Google+ using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie, or post it to the #GlobalSelfie event page on Facebook or the #GlobalSelfie group on Flickr. Once the images are collected, NASA will "create a mosaic image of Earth - a new 'Blue Marble' built bit by bit with your photos."
"NASA scientists have helped identify thousands of new planets out in the universe in recent years. But the space agency studies no planet more closely than our own," the agency said. "On this Earth Day, we wanted to create a different picture of our planet - a crowd-sourced collection of snapshots of the people of Earth that we could use to create one unique mosaic of the Blue Marble." (Source: pcmag.com)

Well, I didn't miss the call, so here goes my selfie, taken this afternoon with my schoolmate Gorete Borges, at PineTree School, 

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