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Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbor life. About 29% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. The remaining 71% is covered with water, mostly by oceans but also by lakes, rivers and other fresh water, which together constitute the hydrosphere. Much of Earth's polar regions are covered in ice. Earth's outer layer is divided into several rigid tectonic plates that migrate across the surface over many millions of years. Earth's interior remains active with a solid iron inner core, a liquid outer core that generates Earth's magnetic field, and a convecting mantle that drives plate tectonics.

According to radiometric dating estimation and other evidence, Earth formed over 4.5 billion years ago. Within the first billion years of Earth's history, life appeared in the oceans and began to affect Earth's atmosphere and surface, leading to the proliferation of anaerobic and, later, aerobic organisms. Some geological evidence indicates that life may have arisen as early as 4.1 billion years ago. Since then, the combination of Earth's distance from the Sun, physical properties and geological history have allowed life to evolve and thrive. In the history of life on Earth, biodiversity has gone through long periods of expansion, occasionally punctuated by mass extinctions. Over 99% of all species that ever lived on Earth are extinct. Almost 8 billion humans live on Earth and depend on its biosphere and natural resources for their survival. Humans increasingly impact Earth's hydrology, atmospheric processes and other life.

Earth's atmosphere consists mostly of nitrogen and oxygen. Tropical regions receive more energy from the Sun than polar regions, which is redistributed by atmospheric and ocean circulation. Greenhouse gases also play an important role in regulating the surface temperature. A region's climate is not only determined by latitude, but also by its proximity to moderating oceans and height among other factors. Extreme weather, such as tropical cyclones and heat waves, occurs in most areas and has a large impact on life.

Earth's gravity interacts with other objects in space, especially the Sun and the Moon, which is Earth's only natural satellite. Earth orbits around the Sun in about 365.25 days. Earth's axis of rotation is tilted with respect to its orbital plane, producing seasons on Earth. The gravitational interaction between Earth and the Moon causes tides, stabilizes Earth's orientation on its axis, and gradually slows its rotation. Earth is the densest planet in the Solar System and the largest and most massive of the four rocky planets.

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Dry Dock No. 4 Showing Earth and Weeds

Dry Dock No. 4 Showing Earth and Weeds

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock Number 4, Showing Crack in Earth at South Side of Dock

Dry Dock Number 4, Showing Crack in Earth at South Side of Dock

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Dry Dock No. 4, Earth Strata at Station 7+50 East Side Looking North, Holbrook, Cabot and Rollins Corporation, Contractors

Dry Dock No. 4, Earth Strata at Station 7+50 East Side Looking North, ...

Photographs of the Construction and Repair of Buildings, Facilities, and Vessels at the New York Navy Yard

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - British Airship Station. Large English dirigible rigid in the air being hauled down after a flight. These airships cannot make their own landing but are hauled down to earth by cables dropped from the ship when she gets near the ground

Balloons - Hangars and Beds - British Airship Station. Large English d...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Balloons - Hangars and Beds

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane while making a tail spin dive crashed to earth, totally wrecking the plane and engine, Love Field, Texas. D.M.A

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane while making a tail spin dive crashed...

Date Taken: 2/5/1919 Photographer: D.M.A. Airplanes - Accidents

American Library Association - Miscellaneous - Official photograph taken on the British front battle of Menin Road. War's contrasts. The photographer had no sooner taken this picture of peace, than every one had to run to earth, as the Boche suddenly started sending over a shower of shells on this particular spot. Note the sofa, doubtless used by a German Commandant a short while ago

American Library Association - Miscellaneous - Official photograph tak...

Photographer: American Library Association American Library Association - Miscellaneous

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane crashes to earth. Ship 5150, Air Service Flying School, Rich Field, Waco, Texas, got into tail spin and landed in rifle range

Airplanes - Accidents - Airplane crashes to earth. Ship 5150, Air Serv...

Photographer: Western Newspaper Union Airplanes - Accidents

Lenin's Dream

Lenin's Dream

Berryman Political Cartoon Collection

View of Top of Waste Earth

View of Top of Waste Earth

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Hauling Waste Earth

Hauling Waste Earth

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Project (Casper - Alcove Dam "Earth Fill Proper")

Project (Casper - Alcove Dam "Earth Fill Proper")

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Project (Wounded Knee Dam "Main Earth Fill")

Project (Wounded Knee Dam "Main Earth Fill")

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Oglala Dam: Rammed Earth Construction

Oglala Dam: Rammed Earth Construction

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Landscape (Earth Dam)

Landscape (Earth Dam)

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Dumping Waste Earth

Dumping Waste Earth

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Lower Gatewell (Earth Fill Up to Upper Section)

Lower Gatewell (Earth Fill Up to Upper Section)

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Blue Earth County - Mankato - ED 7-20 - ED 7-32B

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Blue Earth County ...

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Blue Earth County

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Faribault County - Blue Earth - ED 22-2A, ED 22-2B, ED 22-3

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Faribault County -...

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Faribault County

1950 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota (MN) - Blue Earth County - Mankato - ED 7-21 to 47

1950 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota (MN) - Blue Earth Co...

1940 Census Enumeration District Maps - Minnesota - Blue Earth County

Earth Filter along Cobscook Bay Side of Carlow Island Dam

Earth Filter along Cobscook Bay Side of Carlow Island Dam

This photograph depicts the earth filter from the perspective of the Cobscook Bay side of the Carlow Island Dam. Passamaquoddy Tidal Power Project Photographs

Photograph of Iron River Fire Burned Clean to Mineral Earth

Photograph of Iron River Fire Burned Clean to Mineral Earth

Original caption: Iron River fire, burned clean to mineral earth. Historic Photographs

Oglala Dam: Rammed Earth Construction

Oglala Dam: Rammed Earth Construction

Pine Ridge Agency: Miscellaneous Photographs

Our Good Earth...Keep it Ours.  Buy War Bonds.  Make Every Market Day Bond Day

Our Good Earth...Keep it Ours. Buy War Bonds. Make Every Market Day ...

Illustrative Material Published By The Government Printing Office and other Government Agencies

"A PLEDGE AND A PRAYER - AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN"

"A PLEDGE AND A PRAYER - AND ON EARTH PEACE, GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN"

Black soldier and Christmas theme - with caption. Artworks and Mockups for Cartoons Promoting the War Effort and Original Sketches by Charles Alston

Trinitite (also referred to as Atomsite or Alamogordo Glass.) Samples of atom bombed earth from Trinity nuclear bomb test site, Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Photograph taken February 18, 1946 in Crocker Lab

Trinitite (also referred to as Atomsite or Alamogordo Glass.) Samples ...

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201207-00374.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Trinitite (also referred to as Atomsite or Alamogordo Glass.) Samples of atom bombed earth from Trinity nuclear bomb test site, Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 16, 1945. Photograph taken February 18, 1946 in Crocker Lab

Trinitite (also referred to as Atomsite or Alamogordo Glass.) Samples ...

Digital Preservation File Name and Format: 434-LB-5-XBD201207-00375.TIF Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

Communism Gives You Your Share of the Earth

Communism Gives You Your Share of the Earth

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Manila Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Communism Gives You Your Share of the Earth ( c )

Communism Gives You Your Share of the Earth ( c )

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Manila Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Communism Gives You Share of the Earth

Communism Gives You Share of the Earth

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Manila Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Communism Gives You Your Share of the Earth ( c )

Communism Gives You Your Share of the Earth ( c )

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Distribution Center: USIS - Manila Post: RPC - Manila Propaganda Posters Distributed in Asia, Latin America and the Middle East

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic...

Original caption: SUBJECT: MOTHER EARTH FROM 700MILES UP -- This series of photographs taken during the flight of an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 24, 1959, shows the earth from an a... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

Mercury 1A Mission - Earth Views

The original caption reads: Earth Observations taken during the Mercury Redstone 1A flight. A clock face is visible in the top left of the photo. Film type was 70mm Dupont Cronar. Categories: Earth Observatio... more

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