NASA brings to life half-century-old 'Earthrise' photographs taken from the Moon

Saturday, 21 December 2013 - 11:07am IST | Place: | Agency: DNA Web Team

NASA took first snapshots ever taken of Earth from the Moon and with the help of recent data collected by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, recreated a video simulation of our blue planet rising on the Moon. This breathtaking video is accompanied by an audio description of the event that was recorded by the Apollo 8 crew members (also the original photographers) Commander Frank Borman, William A Anders and James A Lovell, Jr on December 24, 1968. The video relives one of the early moments of human space exploration and is a complete visual delight. To space and science fanatics, it comes as an early Christmas gift from NASA.

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