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European Earthrise

" Elections have consequences "   Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned; The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity. — Yeats, The Second Coming (1919) T his week marked the passing, in a single engine plane crash , of Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders. He is most remembered for the famous photo he took in December 1968 called Earthrise. Anders snapped it during the crew’s fourth orbit of the moon, frantically switching his Hasselblad 500 EL from black-and-white to color film. “Oh my God, look at that picture over there!” Anders said. “There’s the Earth coming up. Wow, is that pretty!” Borman: Hey, don’t take that, it’s not scheduled. (joking) Anders: (laughs) You got a color film, Jim? Hand me that roll of color quick, would you… L

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