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For Earth Day 2014, NASA is Helping the Earth Take a Selfie from Space

By: Laura McQuarrie - Published: Apr 21, 2014 • References: nasa.gov and designtaxi
On Earth Day this year, NASA is asking social media users to go outside and take a #GlobalSelfie, which will then be compiled into an image mosaic, as if the Earth was going to take a selfie from space. As long as images are hashtagged with "globalselfie," NASA will be looking for images on social sites like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr.

NASA has been able to capture whole images of the planet Earth from space, but this project focuses on its many small pieces and the people that inhabit it. This campaign ties in with the 'Earth Right Now' initiative and for it, NASA has made downloadable signs available in multiple languages, where participants can show off where their selfie is being taken from. The final "Earth mosaic" that combines the global selfies from all over the world will be unveiled in May.