Today's Picture: June 22, 1995
The Earth from Apollo 17
Picture Credit: NASA, Apollo 17, NSSDC
Explanation: In 1972 Astronauts on the United States's last lunar mission, Apollo 17, took this picture looking back at the Earth on their way to the moon. The continents of Antarctica and Africa are visible below the delicate wisps of white clouds.
For more information see NASA NSSDC press release.
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