NASA is giving you a chance to have bragging rights by adopting a piece of the Earth. Each piece, 64,000 in all, is approximately 55 miles wide and will be randomly be assigned to you once you click into their adopt a piece of the Earth website.

Adopt a piece of the planet

Before you start making plans for what to do with this gigantic piece of real estate, you should know that you do not own this property in any way, shape or form. This adopt a piece of the Earth campaign is one way to get more people interested in the planet.

64,000 spots

Once you adopt one of the 64,000 spots, which are areas that are seen from space, you will get the science data that comes along with your adopted Earth spot.

That data includes the temperature, relative humidity and other information collected by NASA about that particular piece of Earth you've adopted, which is what the page reports.

Earth Day 2017

According to the Earth Day 2017 Day site, "You'll receive a personalized adoption certificate for your unique numbered piece of Earth." You can print this certificate and share it on social media sites. Along with the NASA Earth science data collected for your specific location, you will receive a "view of the planet in a light you’ve never seen before."

Each visitor to the website will get a random piece of land to adopt, and NASA is making sure that participants know this does not give you any ownership, it is just a piece of Earth for you to "celebrate" as a way of recognizing Earth Day 2017.

NASA's big goal

April 22 is Earth Day 2017 and NASA's goal is to get all 64,000 pieces adopted. This is a great activity for kids in a classroom, as NASA offers a unique perspective of the planet that they view from space, as opposed to seeing Earth from the ground.

Once you've adopted your piece of Earth, you can print certificates out for other places, like your hometown or the place you like to go on vacation.

You will be able to see the amount of vegetation that is grown on any particular spot on Earth or monitor the air quality for that spot.

Data on your piece of Earth

This sounds like an activity that would appeal to all ages, especially school-age kids that are in the mode for learning. They can dazzle their classmates when they come in with their adoption papers claiming a piece of the planet.

It is perfect for classroom "sharing" or "show and tell" activities.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribute, NASA will not run out of plots of land, if every piece is adopted, then NASA will start over, so there's plenty of Earth to go around. Why not get your piece of adopted Earth in time for Earth Day on April 22?