The planet is up for adoption with NASA's new campaign! - Go through

The website gives users information on different layers of data and even allows individuals to get a close and personal experience their their new adopted section of the planet.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Apr 17, 2017, 20:48 PM IST
The planet is up for adoption with NASA's new campaign! - Go through
Image of Earth taken from the International Space Station (ISS). (Image courtesy: NASA)

New Delhi: NASA has launched a genius campaign called "Adopt the Planet". Through this, the US space agency invites anyone who is interested to virtually adopt a piece of Earth as seen from space, however, invitees won't be legally entitled to the adoption.

After selection of your preferred location and submission of your coordinates, you get to learn more about the piece of land or sea that you have adopted. It's really that simple!

Through NASA’s Worldview, individuals also get the opportunity to take a closer look at their adopted location, as per a report in the Deccan Chronicle.

The website gives users information on different layers of data and even allows individuals to get a close and personal experience their their new adopted section of the planet. Users can take photos, share social media posts and print out pictures of their locations, the report further said.

64,000 locations are reportedly still up for adoption, which will be randomly assigned to those who sign on for it. As per reports, once all the 64,000 patches are taken, the system reassigns them to new participants, so everyone who wants to participate will be able to.

This is in accordance with Earth Day which falls on April 22 every year; a day that is observed annually to raise awareness about our home planet and how we can save and protect it from recurring damage.

Started in the year 1970, Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year. 

Every year, the event is celebrated under a different theme. The theme for 2017 is “Environmental and Climate Literacy”, chosen to empower everyone with the knowledge to inspire action in defense of environmental protection.