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NASA's Global Selfie Project Unveiled

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KHQ.com - On Earth Day this year, NASA asked people to post a "Selfie" of themselves to social media and now they have released a mosaic image of Earth with all those submitted photos. The mosaic is a 3.2-gigapixel zoom-able image made up of 36,422 individual photos from over 113 countries!

Overall, NASA says more than 50,000 pictures from around the world were posted on or around April 22, using the #globalselfie hashtag on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ and Flickr. Those pictures were curated and processed to blend into two hemispheres' worth of Earth Day imagery from the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite on the Suomi NPP satellite.

You can view the full resolution image at http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/155294



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