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Below is the famous “Blue Marble” shot, this is the first photograph in which Earth is in full view. The picture was taken on December 7, 1972, as the Apollo 17 crew left Earth’s orbit for the moon. With the sun at their backs, the crew had a perfectly lit view of the blue planet.
Take a look at the gallery linked to see how far we have come at capturing images in space..

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