GRIN: Notable Firsts

First Picture of the Earth and Moon in a Single Frame

The Great Images in NASA library (GRIN) is an extensive collection of photos from the NASA archives, including ones from the early days of NACA. While perusing the galleries, I found a section of ‘Earth Science’ related photographs that contains some notable first pictures that I wanted to share today.  And although I have always heard that one should save the best for last, today we are going to strike that–reverse it, and start with my favorite. This photo was taken on September 18, 1977, by Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles from Earth.

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