Washington: All of these days, NASA has been surprising the humankind with new evidence of discoveries made by its spacecraft in the form of images and science data.
And this time the US space agency has released a stunning photo of Earth that shows our blue planet in full view.
— NASA (@NASA) December 7, 2015
The breathtaking view of our home planet was taken by the Apollo 17 crew as they were traveling to the Moon on December 7, 1972. According to NASA, it's the first time astronauts were able to photograph the South polar ice cap.
Nearly the entire coastline of Africa is clearly visible in the image, along with the Arabian Peninsula.