Various and Sundry

R.I.P., NASA astronaut Bill Anders

Astronaut, ambassador, and businessman William Anders has died at the age of 90. He lived a full life that’s interesting to learn about on its own, but the reason I’m taking a moment is because he took the iconic photo “Earthrise.” That’s the photo you see above and longer-term readers of this blog may remember as the header image for the whole site from 2015 until just last year.

When I transitioned to the new template, “Earthrise” didn’t fit as well as a header, though perhaps I should revisit it, because it’s hard to beat as a photo that immediately makes me thoughtful. As with so many iconic photographs, the process of taking that exact shot is an interesting story.

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