NEW YORK – Selfies are pretty annoying, but this one might just be the coolest ever.
NASA has created an image of Earth using 36,422 of them sent in from across the globe.
On Earth Day this year NASA asked a simple question – “Where are you on Earth Right Now?”
It then asked people to send a selfie and over 50,000 obliged from 113 countries.
The goal was to use each snap as a pixel in the creation of a ‘Global Selfie’ – a mosaic image that shows how the planet appeared from space on Earth Day.
Now, after weeks of mind-numbing work, NASA has released the finished product and it’s very impressive.
The result is a zoomable 3.2-gigapixel image that people can scan and explore to take a closer look at the variety of pictures.
But of course this picture isn’t just for fun.
It’s aimed at highlighting the work NASA scientists do studying our planet.