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View of Earth seen by the Apollo 17 crew as they traveled toward the Moon. The white patch at the bottom is Antarctica. Africa and the Arabian Peninsula are visible at the top of this image. The large island off the coast of Africa is the Malagasy Republic. Image: NASA

Eight days after its encounter with the Earth, the Galileo spacecraft looked back and captured this remarkable view of the Earth and the Moon. This image was taken from a distance of about 3.9 million miles, on December 16, 1990. Image: NASA

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