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First images

In View on August 20, 2010 at 7:28 am

Oobject has a collection that explores the history of photography by cataloging the first images of things.  Here is the first full view of our planet:

The Blue Marble.  Taken from Apollo 17 in 1972.

The Blue Marble. Taken from Apollo 17 in 1972.

The collection “starts at the human scale, with the first picture of a face in 1838 and moves in both directions, culminating in the WMAP cosmic background radiation image in 2003 and the first complete image of a molecule in 2009.”

Via:  kottke.org

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