NASA is celebrating Earth Day with pieces of Earth instead of cake.
But you don’t have to wait until April 22 to get your own slice. The space agency is handing out planetary adoption certificates in the days leading up to the main event.
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Through their “Adopt the Planet” campaign, anyone can virtually adopt a piece of Earth as seen from space. I put my name on the coordinates for 60.72° S, 121.92° W — which was randomly assigned to me and is deep in the South Pacific Ocean, pretty much near Antarctica.
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