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Apollo 17's departing view of the Moon

Apollo 17's departing view of the Moon

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NASA / Emily Lakdawalla

Apollo 17's departing view of the Moon
Apollo astronauts were treated to a glorious view of the Moon's eastern hemisphere as they flew home. Processed from a scan from Johnson Space Center's Project Apollo Archive.

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Original image data dated on or about December 17, 1972

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