Thank You, Earthlings

It's been called "the world's biggest selfie." We're not going to lie: We call it "a little overwhelming."

At NASA, we just wanted a way to reach out to people everywhere around the globe to celebrate Earth Day. So we asked people to post a selfie in response to a simple question, "Where are you on Earth Right Now?" More than 50,000 photos streamed in, and the end result is our global selfie, comprised of 36,422 of those photos.

You can find the full, 3.2 gigapixel mosaic here: http://go.nasa.gov/1n4y8qp

This is an important year for NASA Earth science. At a time when our planet is changing, five new NASA missions are launching to space to help provide a clearer view and better understanding of Earth.

We thank you, one more time, for stepping outside this Earth Day and helping us create awareness of -- and a new way of looking at -- our home planet.

You can find out more about NASA's Earth science activities in 2014 here: www.nasa.gov/earthrightnow

Page Last Updated: May 23rd, 2014
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