NASA Celebrates Earth Day with ‘Global Selfie’ Event

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For the first time in more than a decade, five NASA Earth-observing missions will be launched into space in a single year. To celebrate this milestone, NASA is inviting people all around the world to step outside on Earth Day, April 22, take a "selfie," and share it with the world on social media.

Designed to encourage environmental awareness and recognize the agency's ongoing work to protect our home planet, NASA's "Global Selfie" event asks people everywhere to take a picture of themselves in their local environment.

On Earth Day, NASA will monitor photos posted to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Photos posted to Twitter, Instagram or Google+ using the hashtag #GlobalSelfie or to the #GlobalSelfie Facebook event page and the #GlobalSelfie Flickr group will be used to create a crowd-sourced mosaic image of Earth – a new "Blue Marble" built bit-by-bit with #GlobalSelfie photos.

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4 COMMENTS

    • In reply to #1 by prettygoodformonkeys:

      I can’t help wondering what is the carbon footprint of servers processing all those photos, on Earth Day…?

      I will be inviting friends round for a meal to celebrate Earth Day so I’ll be more concerned with our carbonara footprint (copyright Milton Jones). I don’t suppose the picture processing will create any significant extra energy consumption over what would have been produced anyway.

      The first picture of the earth from space should count as a selfie. The planet taking a shot of itself, with no arm in sight.

      • In reply to #3 by headswapboy:

        The first picture of the earth from space should count as a selfie. The planet taking a shot of itself, with no arm in sight.

        Excellent selfie shout out! Selfies are as old as paint and mirrors, let alone the invention of cameras. Calling for an end to selfies is like expecting people to stop taking sunsets, family portraits or pets.

        Nunbeliever, is your avatar a “selfie” of yourself and can we expect a change? I always imagined it was your handsome self, am I wrong?

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