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Capturing "Earthrise" from Apollo 8

Many consider “Earthrise,” to be one of the most important photos of the 20th century.

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As Apollo 8 circled the Moon, astronaut Bill Anders took photos of the surface. He was looking for future landing sites but photographed something else: Earthrise.

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