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Earth, courtesy Apollo 17, and probably the most reproduced image of all time

Probably the most reproduced image of all time.

 

Taken 7 December, 1972

Apollo 17 mission

Courtesy: NASA

 

Source of high rez imagery:

svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a000000/a002600/a002680/

 

View of Africa and Saudi Arabia from Apollo 17. Probably the most requested picture of the Earth, this picture was taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts as they left earth orbit en route to the Moon. Taken on Dec. 7, 1972, it was the first time that the trajectory of an Apollo mission enabled a view of the south pole.

 

Much more on the Blue Marble:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blue_Marble

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Taken on January 26, 2008