The Blue Marble from Apollo 17 Feature Summary

Type:
From Physics Research
Title:
The Blue Marble from Apollo 17
Description:
This view of the "Big Blue Marble" was captured by the crew of Apollo 17.
-- Note how bright the clouds appear from space.
-- The fraction of sunlight an astronomical object reflects is called its albedo, about 0.3 for Earth.
-- To find out how its albedo affects Earth's climate, visit The Blue Marble from Apollo 17.
Image:
image credit: NASA Johnson Space Center/<a href="http://earth.jsc.nasa.gov/" target="_blank">Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth</a>; <a href="http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1597" target="_blank">image source</a>; <a href="http://www.physicstogo.org/images/features/Earth-from-space-large-4-48.jpg" target="_blank">larger image</a>
image credit: NASA Johnson Space Center/Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth; image source; larger image
Image URL:
http://www.compadre.org/Informal/images/features/Earth-from-space-large-4-48.jpg
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June 1, 2009 - June 16, 2009