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Earthrise over Moon seen from Zond 8 C016 / 2690

Earthrise. Photograph showing the Earth rising above the limb of the Moon. This is a cropped version of a frame taken by the Soviet Zond 8 lunar orbiting spacecraft on 24 October 1970. Zond 8 consisted of an unmanned Soyuz 7K-L1 spacecraft sent on a circumlunar trajectory

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© RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

1970 1970s 20th Black Century Earthrise Edge Exploration Flight Home Limb Lunar Mission Moon Orbit Photographic Race Rise Russia Russian Soviet Spaceflight Union View Vista Foreground


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This photo print, titled "Earthrise over Moon seen from Zond 8" takes us back to a significant moment in the history of space exploration. Captured by the Soviet Zond 8 lunar orbiting spacecraft on October 24,1970, this image showcases the breathtaking sight of our home planet rising above the moon's limb. In this monochrome vista, we witness Earth's delicate beauty against the stark backdrop of space. The contrasting shades of black and white emphasize both the vastness and fragility of our planet. It serves as a powerful reminder that despite our differences, we all share this tiny blue dot floating in an infinite universe. The photograph symbolizes not only a remarkable technological achievement but also represents an era when Russia was at the forefront of lunar exploration during the intense Space Race between superpowers. It captures a pivotal moment in human history when mankind ventured beyond Earth's boundaries to explore new frontiers. As we gaze upon this mesmerizing view, it evokes feelings of awe and wonderment while igniting our curiosity about what lies beyond. This image reminds us that even amidst political tensions or geographical borders, there is something inherently unifying about our shared existence on this pale blue dot suspended in space. Credit: RIA NOVOSTI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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