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Apollo

Thumbnail Image Description Caption NASA IDs Image Size Hi-Resolution TIFF?
Thumbnail of image View of Africa and Saudi Arabia from Apollo 17. Probably the most requested picture of the Earth, this picture was taken by the Apollo 17 astronauts as they left earth orbit en route to the Moon. Taken on Dec. 7, 1972, it was the first time that the trajectory of an Apollo mission enabled a view of the south pole. Caption 72-HC-928, 72-H-1578, or AS17-148-22727 75K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of North America from Apollo 16. Caption AS16-118-18873 239K Hi-res

A more extensive collection of Apollo-related images can be found at the Johnson Space Center Image Science Center (NASA).


Clementine

Thumbnail Image Description Caption NASA IDs Image Size Hi-Resolution TIFF?
Thumbnail of image View of Africa from Clementine.     8.9K  
Thumbnail of image View of India and Saudi Arabia from Clementine.     8.9K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of Lake Victoria from Clementine.     30K Hi-res

A more extensive collection of Clementine images of the Earth can be found at the NRL's Center for Computational Science.


Galileo

Thumbnail Image Description Caption NASA IDs Image Size Hi-Resolution TIFF?
Thumbnail of image Galileo image of Antarctica. Caption P-37593 57K  
Thumbnail of image View of the Mid-Pacific Ocean from Galileo. Caption   69K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View over the nominal position of New Zealand from Galileo. (New Zealand, however, is not visible in the image as it is beneath the clouds.) Caption   63K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of Australia from Galileo. Caption   59K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of the Indian Ocean from Galileo. Caption   56K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of Africa from Galileo. Caption   53K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of the South Atlantic Ocean from Galileo. Caption   53K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of South America from Galileo. Caption   49K Hi-res
Thumbnail of image View of the Eastern Pacific Ocean (just off the coast of South America) from Galileo. Caption   47K Hi-res

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