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The Blue Marble Shot: 45 years ago today, when science mattered, but there was plenty to worry about

This is the first photograph ever taken of the whole round Earth, the Blue Marble Shot, taken 45 years ago today. The only one ever taken by human hands. You have to go 20,000 miles up into space to see...Read more
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