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Caption: Full disk view of the Earth taken on 7 December 1972, by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft en route to the Moon at a distance of about 29,000 kilometres (18,000 mi). It shows Africa, Antarctica, and the Arabian Peninsula.

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Credit: NASA/Apollo 17 crew/Project Apollo Archive
Related glossary terms: Earth , Inner Planet , Planet , Terrestrial Planet
Categories: Solar System

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Caption: الصورة توضح القرص الكامل لكوكب الأرض وتم التقاطها في 7 ديسمبر 1972 بواسطة طاقم مركبة الفضاء أبوللو 17 وهو في طريقه إلى القمر واخذت على مسافة حوالي 29000 كيلومتر (18000 ميل). وتظهر بها قارة إفريقيا والقارة القطبية الجنوبية وشبه الجزيرة العربية.
Credit: الصورة من ارشيف مشروع المهمة الفضائية ابوللوا 17 وحقوق الصورة تخص نااسا/ وطاقم ابوللو 17
Related glossary terms: Earth , Inner Planet , Planet , كوكب أرضي
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Somaya Saad
Caption reviewers: Ahmed Abulwfa

Caption: Vue de la Terre prise le 7 décembre 1972 par l'équipage du vaisseau spatial Apollo 17 en route vers la Lune, à une distance d'environ 29 000 kilomètres. Elle montre l'Afrique, l'Antarctique et la péninsule arabique.
Credit: NASA/Equipage d'Apollo 17/Archive du Projet Apollo
Related glossary terms: Earth , Planète , Planète intérieure , Planète tellurique
Caption translation status: Not yet approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Gilles Remy

Caption: Il globo terrestre visto da una distanza di circa 29,000 km, così come apparve il 7 dicembre 1972 all'equipaggio della missione Apollo 17, in rotta verso la Luna. Sono chiaramente riconoscibili Africa, Antartide e penisola arabica.
Credit: NASA/Equipaggio dell'Apollo 17/Archivio del Progetto Apollo
Related glossary terms: Pianeta , pianeta interno , Pianeta terrestre , Terra
Caption translation status: Approved by a reviewer
Caption translators: Emanuele Nardini
Caption reviewers: Rodolfo Canestrari