The World Around Us

Earth from space photographed by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft. . It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula and a wide expanse of the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Photograph of Earth taken in 1972 by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft at a distance of about 29,000 km (18,000 miles). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula and a wide expanse of water in the South Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Credit: NASA