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Celebrate Earth Day by "Adopting" the Planet

4/14/17 8:43 AM

Courtesy: NASA

This Earth Day, how would you like to "adopt" the planet? It's not a joke, NASA has actually sectioned off 64,000 individual sections of Earth to be virtually adopted by supporters as part of the "Adopt the Planet" awareness campaign.

On the agency's website, the 55-mile-wide sections of the planet are randomly assigned. You will then receive a personalized virtual adoption certificate for your numbered piece of the Earth, which features NASA data for your location such as temperature, vegetation and atmospheric details. Whether you end up with the Eiffel Tower or out in the Pacific Ocean, there are obviously no legal or ownership rights involved.

Once you get bored with your adopted piece of the planet, you can check out NASA's interactive Worldview website where you can explore every corner of the world from the street you grew up on to your favorite vacation spot. With data collected from 18 Earth missions in space, you can access data from the most remote parts of the world, spanning almost 30 years.

NASA's ultimate goal is to have the entire planet adopted by the Earth Day, April 22nd. Once all 64,000 sections are adopted, NASA will start all over again so everyone has a chance to claim a little piece of the world. MadgeTech ended up with a section of the South Pacific Ocean near Ecuador's, Isabela Island.

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