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Exploring our solar system

Voyager's ocean planet

This picture of the Earth and Moon in a single frame, the first of its kind ever taken by a spacecraft, was recorded September 18, 1977, but NASA's Voyager 1 when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth.

Credit: NASA

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