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Credit: Bill Anders/NASA

To commemorate the 45th anniversary of Apollo 8, the first manned mission to orbit the Moon, a new computer-generated visualization has been released to tell the story of one of space’s most famous images. The movie uses high-precision data from NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, LRO, to accurately recreate the event.

Links: NPR article and interview with the movie’s narrator Andrew Chaikin; NASA press release.