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What is your favorite...Old, New, Aqua, Blue, White or Black Marble? | by NASA Goddard Photo and Video
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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

 

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Taken on December 6, 2012