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Description "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 statute miles). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Date 7 December 1972
Source http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/115334main_image_feature_329_ys_full.jpg

Alt: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2000-001138.html (direct link)

Author NASA/Apollo 17 crew; taken by either Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans

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