US: Selfie, the word of the year 2013, hasn’t lost its charm in 2014 too. With selfies transforming from mere fad to a trend, NASA’s GlobalSelfie campaign has slowly started gaining traction on social media.
For the campaign, NASA has asked everybody on earth to help it create a new image of the planet composed entirely of selfies taken during Earth Day on April 22.
NASA said that aim is not only to raise awareness about Earth and climate change, but also to advertise the five earth-observation satellites that NASA will launch this year. That's the highest launch count for the agency in more than a decade.
“Designed to encourage environmental awareness and recognize the agency's ongoing work to protect our home planet, NASA's 'Global Selfie' event asks people everywhere to take a picture of themselves in their local environment and upload them on social media with the hashtag #GlobalSelfie,” the space agency said in a statement.
The new photo will reference a full-frame picture of Earth, called the "blue marble" photo, released from NASA's Suomi NPP mission in 2012. The single image is a mosaic of several pictures taken in January that year.