NASA re-creates iconic Apollo 8 'Earthrise' 45 years later

December 23, 2013 9:01 AM

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NASA re-creates iconic Apollo 8 'Earthrise' 45 years later

It is one of the most famous photos ever taken — the Earth rising over the moon's horizon as seen firsthand by the 1968 Apollo 8 crew. And yet, more than four decades later, details about the how photo was captured are still being uncovered.

Four days shy of the photo's 45th anniversary, NASA on Friday released a new simulation of the events that led to the creation of the image known as "Earthrise." The new video was created using topographic data from the space agency's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which has been circling the m...

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