Crescent Earth

Crescent Earth

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Caption: Crescent Earth rising over the far side of the moon, photographed from the Apollo 17 spacecraft in 1972. Apollo 17 was the eleventh manned space mission, and the final lunar landing, in the NASA Apollo program. Astronauts from the Apollo mission touched down on 11th December 1972. They spent a total of 22 hours on the lunar surface.

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