Earthrise

This photo released by <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORGOV000098" title="NASA" href="/topic/science/space/nasa-ORGOV000098.topic">NASA</a> shows the Earth rising above the stark Moon, and was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders on the Apollo 8 mission during the waning days of a chaotic 1968. Anders put it in perspective in a <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="0100000004593864" title="Documentary (genre)" href="/topic/arts-culture/genres/documentary-%28genre%29-0100000004593864.topic">documentary</a> he helped pay for: "We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth." Anders said, "Here is one photograph that clearly demonstrated that we're on a small fragile sphere in space and we better learn how to take care of it and we better learn how to get along on it.''

( NASA / December 24, 1968 )

This photo released by NASA shows the Earth rising above the stark Moon, and was taken by Apollo 8 astronaut Bill Anders on the Apollo 8 mission during the waning days of a chaotic 1968. Anders put it in perspective in a documentary he helped pay for: "We came all this way to explore the moon, and the most important thing is that we discovered the Earth." Anders said, "Here is one photograph that clearly demonstrated that we're on a small fragile sphere in space and we better learn how to take care of it and we better learn how to get along on it.''

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