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Earth Photo Collage: What 1,400 People Waving Looks Like From Saturn

Earth Wave Mosiac

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a picture made up of 1,400 smaller ones? And what if these pictures combined to form the shape of our mother Earth? Out of this world right? Well, that’s where the basis of this collage came from. Saturn to be more specific. People from around the world, in 40 different countries, shared images of themselves waving, as part of the Wave at Saturn event organized by NASA’s Cassini mission. The event took place on July 19, 2013, which marked the day Cassini began its return to Earth and took our picture as part of a larger mosiac of the Saturn planetary system. The images shared by the 1,400 groups of people came from places like Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagam, Flickr and email.

NASA went on to explain the purpose of the mission:

As a tribute to the people of Earth, the mission has assembled this collage from the shared images, using an image of Earth as the base image.

 
You can download the full image resolution here (28 MB, JPG), where you can see the entire Earth collage and all the individual people happily waving!

   
 
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