NASA makes Earth art from 36k selfies

May 23, 2014
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NASA makes Earth art from 36k selfies

The Internet is full of selfies, and with them NASA created a massive work of art: a rendition of the Earth made from 36,000 selfies, each having it own little slot in the digital version of our world. Every selfie is a single pixel in the image.

The work started in late April, when the space agency asked "Where are you on Earth Right Now?" -- a question posed with a request that everyone interested respond with an answer and a selfie, tagging it #globalselfie.

The idea behind the project was that every selfie submitted would represent a single pixel in an image created showing what Earth looked like from space on Earth Day, an ambitious (and rather creative) project. Thousands of people responded.

NASA went to work and collected each selfie, using them to create what it calls the Global Selfie. The result was released today: a 3.2-gigapixel image that looks like Earth from a distance, but becomes an amalgamation of selfies when zoomed in upon. Check it out!

SOURCE: Business Insider


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