'Global selfie' to send Earth's self-portrait into space

Last Updated: Sep 16, 2014, 18:52 PM IST
'Global selfie' to send Earth's self-portrait into space

Zee Media Bureau

New York: US space agency has aproved a "global selfie" project that aims to send a special message from earth to space via NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

NASA has agreed to set aside 100 MB data for the crowdsourced self-portrait of Earth on the New Horizons probe that will fly by Pluto in 2015 on its way out of the solar system.

Hawaii-based artist Jon Lomberg will lead the "One Earth" project which aims to beam pictures, sounds and other data representing human beings to NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.

Lomberg envisions having people from around the world, including kids, submit photos and other forms of media online.

Lomberg and his team also want to include images that reveal the dark side of Earth such as pictures of famine or the atomic bomb, media reports said.

With Agency inputs