7 History Making Science Photos

The First Photograph (1826/1827)

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce's "View from the Window at Le Gras" marked the beginning of modern photography.

Earthrise (1968)

William Anders' photo of Earth rising above the lunar horizon became an environmental symbol.

The Hubble Deep Field (1995/1998)

Revealed thousands of galaxies in a seemingly empty patch of the sky, expanding our understanding of the universe.

The First Image of a Black Hole (2019)

Event Horizon Telescope's image confirmed Einstein's theory of general relativity.

The Blue Marble (1972)

Iconic photo of the fully illuminated Earth taken by Apollo 17 astronauts.

DNA Double Helix (1953)

Rosalind Franklin's X-ray diffraction image, Photograph 51, aided in the discovery of DNA's structure.

The Pale Blue Dot (1990)

Voyager 1's photo showing Earth as a tiny speck emphasized environmental stewardship and unity.

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