What Is Your Favorite…Old, New, Aqua, Blue, White or Black Marble?

Since 1972, NASA’s iconic “Blue Marbles” have inspired and captured our collective imaginations. In the amazing poster above we see some of the best ‘marbles’ that have been captured and shared since.

Top row left to right:

  • Blue Marble – Astronaut photograph 1972,
  • Blue Marble 2002,
  • Aqua Marble 2005

Bottom row left to right:

  • Blue Marble 2012,
  • White Marble 2012,
  • Black Marble 2012


For a visual history of the Blue Marble and access to the higher resolution images for each individual photo seen above, visit NASA Goddard Space Flight Center on Flickr.

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