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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Astronomy Tuesday

So far, only 24 humans have seen this view for themselves: a crescent  Earth hanging in the skies, the entire globe visible.

This photo, from the Apollo 17 mission, was taken on December 17, 1972, on their way back from the moon, and is the last picture of Earth from this perspective taken by human hands.

Image Credit: Apollo 17, NASA; Restoration - Toby Ord

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