What is your favorite...Old, New, Aqua, Blue, White or Black Marble?
Since we have escaped the bounds of gravity, visions of Earth have inspired and captured the imagination. Here are a few of the most iconic views of our planet returned by both living astronauts and robotic spacecraft in orbit throughout the space age.
High res files of all these images can be found here: bit.ly/VmtOBx
Top row left to right:
Blue Marble - Astronaut photograph 1972
Blue Marble 2002
Aqua Marble 2005
Bottom row left to right:
Blue Marble 2012
White Marble 2012
Black Marble 2012
Credit: Apollo 1972 photo is NASA, all other image credits are NASA Earth Observatory
To read more about NASA's Earth Obersvatory Blue Marble series go to: 1.usa.gov/RF9HD5
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center enables NASA’s mission through four scientific endeavors: Earth Science, Heliophysics, Solar System Exploration, and Astrophysics. Goddard plays a leading role in NASA’s accomplishments by contributing compelling scientific knowledge to advance the Agency’s mission.
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