The Enigmas on Earth
Blue Marble Earth

Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli

The Earth itself is truly an Enigma in its own right. So we have included a few images of the Earth for your enjoyment. Click on the image above for a larger view.
The Earth From Space - Apollo 17


View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the southern hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible. The Arabian Peninsula can be seen at the northeastern edge of Africa. The large island off the coast of Africa is the Malagasy Republic. The Asian mainland is on the horizon toward the northeast. The Gulf of Oman and the Red Sea can be seen. Astronauts on this mission were: Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmidt.


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