NASA's Epic Global Selfie Is Simply out of This World

This is what it looks like when you make an interactive world map out of 36,422 individual selfies

Jun 12, 2014

Screenshot from Global Selfie mosaic, courtesy of NASA

Ellen Degeneres’s Oscar selfie may have been the most talked about in history, but NASA went one step further with its “Global Selfie” - a collection of thousands of individual photos made into one interactive mosaic image of the world. In order to create this epic selfie in honor of Earth Day, NASA asked people from every continent to post images where they were that day and to tag the pics with #globalselfie. Over 50,000 submissions from Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr were whittled down to 36,422 to produce a spectacular zoomable image that even the most competent of selfie takers would be proud of. The map is pretty breathtaking so go ahead and take the next few minutes (or hours) to zoom in and out and get to know some of the many people who share this beautiful world.

Check out this video for some of the more beautiful photos featured:



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