Tag: blue marble

  • Today in History: The Iconic Blue Marble Photo was Taken (1972)

    written by geegraphy on 2012-12-07 in #lifestyle
    Today in History: The Iconic Blue Marble Photo was Taken (1972)

    Yesterday, we wrote about the fascinating new image of our planet at nighttime as captured from outerspace. Now, let us focus on its older but equally fascinating brother, the iconic Blue Marble photo, which celebrates its 40th anniversary today.

  • Then and Now: The Blue Marble

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-10-10 in #lifestyle
    Then and Now: The Blue Marble

    Before the crew of the Apollo 17 lunar landing mission took the breath-taking Blue Marble photo on December 7, 1972, mankind has never before seen the entire planet he calls home from a distance. Four decades later, mankind decided to have another look at the beautiful, glowing Earth against the darkness and void of space.