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NASA releases Earth Day 'global selfie'

NASA used some 36,000 individual photographs to build the "global selfie" mosaic. (Source: NASA/CNN) NASA used some 36,000 individual photographs to build the "global selfie" mosaic. (Source: NASA/CNN)

(CNN) - NASA released an image of a "global selfie" of planet Earth on Thursday.

The space agency invited people from around the world to take a selfie on Earth Day, April 22, and share it on social media.

NASA then used some 36,000 individual photographs to build the "global selfie" mosaic.

It's a new view of planet Earth created entirely from selfies.

NASA says it designed the project to encourage environmental awareness and to recognize the agency's ongoing work to protect the planet.

You can see the Global Selfie up close and zoom in by clicking here.

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