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How Astronauts Took the Most Important Photo In Space History

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    Last Updated: December 20, 2013


    The Bad Astronomer writes “On December 24, 1968, the Apollo 8 astronauts saw the Earth rising over the limb of the Moon. The photo they took of this moment — dubbed Earthrise — has become an icon of our need to explore, and to protect our home world. NASA has just released a video explaining how the astronauts were able to capture this unique moment, which included a dash of both coincidence and fast teamwork.”

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