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NASA Releases 3.2 Gigapixel #GlobalSelfie



A month ago yesterday, NASA invited everyone on Earth to step outside, snap a “selfie” and share it via social media using #GlobalSelfie as the hashtag. The goal was to create a giant mosaic of the historical “Blue Marble” photograph, using said selfies — and yesterday, NASA released the final product.

With more than 36,000 individual photographs taken from the 50,000 images tagged with #GlobalSelfie, the result is nothing short of astounding. People from over 113 countries participated in the initiative, leading to a massive 3.2-gigapixel image that you can zoom through to scan through individual photos. If you participated in the #GlobalSelfie day, you might even find yourself if you dig hard enough.

To that end, we’ve embedded the GigaPan viewer above so you can browse the massive 3.2-gigapixel version to your heart’s content. If you’d like to download a larger version of the header mosaic, you can do so here.

(via BoingBoing)