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The Blue Marble  wikidata:Q202014 reasonator:Q202014
NASA/Apollo 17 crew; taken by either Harrison Schmitt or Ron Evans
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The Blue Marble
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Full disk view 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 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Date 7 December 1972
date QS:P571,+1972-12-07T00:00:00Z/11
Medium 1 photograph : Hasselblad 500EL, Zeiss Planar 80 mm f/2.8 and 70mm Kodak Ektachrome film
This image or video was catalogued by Johnson Space Center of the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) under Photo ID: AS17-148-22727.

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Notes The end of most film magazines used on the Apollo missions include a photograph, presumably taken on earth, of a "KODAK Color Control Patch" on a chart containing mission and camera data. This color chart was used to calibrate the above photograph to better approximate real-world colors.
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Full disk view of the Earth taken on December 7, 1972, showing Africa, Antarctica, the Arabian Peninsula and Madagascar.

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