The Blue Marble

The famous 'Blue Marble' photograph of the Earth taken by the crew of the Apollo 17
The famous 'Blue Marble' photograph of the Earth taken by the crew of the Apollo 17

Historical Context

The Blue Marble is a famous photograph of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 miles).

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Photographer: NASA / Crew of Apollo 17

Source: NASA

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  • 1972-12-07 Apollo 17 launched, the final manned lunar landing mission where the crew takes the famous "blue marble" photo of the entire Earth

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