The Blue Planet
In what is perhaps the most famous image of the Earth ever recorded, the Apollo 17 spacecraft looks back on the blue planet as it leaves orbit and heads out to the Moon. The image clearly shows Africa and Saudi Arabia beneath the wispy white clouds. At the bottom of the image, the continent of Antarctica can barely be seen below the clouds. This has become one of the most iconic images of the planet Earth over the years for its majesty and amazing beauty.
NASA / JPL image