Earthrise, a photo that changed the world

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December 24 is the 50th anniversary of Earthrise, arguably one of the most profound images in the history of human culture.

When astronaut William Anders photographed a fragile blue sphere set in dark space peeking over the Moon, it changed our perception of our place in space and fuelled environmental awareness around the world.

The photo let us see our planet from a great distance for the first time.

The living Earth, surrounded by the darkness of space, appears fragile and vulnerable, with finite resources.

Viewing a small blue Earth against the black backdrop of space, with the…

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