In this age of the selfies, NASA has taken the game lot higher… in fact it has taken it so high that the entire earth is composed using 36,422 selfies sent to NASA on the project named #Globalselfie, asking the question “Where are you on Earth Right Now?”
Submissions were sent form 113 countries – from Antarctica to Yemen, Greenland to Maldives, Peru to Timbuktu. All the images were taken on or around 22nd April. More than 50,000 images were gathered from many platforms and curated by NASA. Then the National Polar Orbiting Satellite’s Visible Infrared Imaging is used to create a mosaic of earth and all the photos were merged to create the 3.2 gigapixel #Globalselfie. Hosted by gigapan, the image shows individual photos upon zooming corresponding to the zone they have been sent from.
“With the global selfie, NASA used crowd-sourced digital imagery to illustrate a different aspect of Earth than has been measured from satellites for decades: a mosaic of faces from around the globe,” Peg Luce, deputy director of the Earth Science Division in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., said.