NASA Shares Data from Space on Earth Day

NASA plans to use social media and the hashtag #24Seven on Earth Day 2016. Source: NASA.gov.
NASA plans to use social media and the hashtag #24Seven on Earth Day 2016. Source: NASA.gov.

While Earth Day is celebrated here on Earth, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will be sharing what they have going on above Earth.

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NASA Announces Earth Day #24Seven Social Media Event

Released by Sean Potter (NASA), edited by Karen Northon

This Earth Day, April 22, 2016, NASA is inviting people around the world to share on social media what they are doing to celebrate and improve our home planet, while the space agency shares aspects of a “day in the life” of NASA’s Earth science research, available online here.

The Earth Day #24Seven campaign is designed to give the world a glimpse at the various efforts NASA undertakes to protect and understand our home planet. NASA will post time-stamped snapshot “moments” throughout the day on numerous Earth-related social media accounts to collectively paint a picture of NASA Earth science.

NASA uses the vantage point of space to improve our understanding of the most complex planet we’ve seen yet. The agency’s Earth-observing satellites, airborne research, and field campaigns are designed to observe our planet’s dynamic systems – oceans, ice sheets, forests, and atmosphere – and improve our ability to understand how our planet is changing and could change.

For more information on the #24Seven project, visit: www.nasa.gov/24Seven.

Earth-Bound Hashtag Use

NASA’s Earth Day information reads, “We’re sharing our day with you. And we’re asking you to share your Earth Day with us.”

Millions of people will take time out of their day this April 22 to do their part to make Earth a better place. Others will mark the day by spending it outside, celebrating the beauty, ruggedness and life-giving elements that make Earth our home in the solar system.

Take a picture or a short video of whatever Earth-focused activity you are doing on Earth Day and post it on social media with the hashtag #24Seven. Pictures and videos can be posted to Twitter, Instagram, and to the official NASA Facebook event page.

Search for the hashtag on social media to find the latest posts — from Earth and above Earth!

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