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Voyager 1 was launched into space 35 years ago, this is a picture it sent of the Earth from space. A pale blue dot.

Voyager 1 was launched into space 35 years ago, this is a picture it sent of the Earth from space. A pale blue dot.

Sitting in the Winspear, lights dimmed, NdGT reading this from the Book of Sagan- one of the highlights of my life. So glad JGT got to be there for it. @startalk

Sitting in the Winspear, lights dimmed, NdGT reading this from the Book of Sagan- one of the highlights of my life. So glad JGT got to be there for it. @startalk

Pale Blue Dot    "It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building  experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of  human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it  underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and  to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever  known." Dr Carl Sagan

Pale Blue Dot "It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known." Dr Carl Sagan

A thousand years equal to a day..., if our 14 billion-year-old universe were scaled down to just 10 years, mankind was just born. Really brings things into perspective.

A thousand years equal to a day..., if our 14 billion-year-old universe were scaled down to just 10 years, mankind was just born. Really brings things into perspective.

In 1991, Carl Sagan asked NASA to turn Voyager 1 around so he could see what Earth looked like from the farthest distance yet observed, about 4 billion miles.  This is that photograph.  And this is Earth.

In 1991, Carl Sagan asked NASA to turn Voyager 1 around so he could see what Earth looked like from the farthest distance yet observed, about 4 billion miles. This is that photograph. And this is Earth.

The Earth, a pale blue dot, seen from over 6 billion km away by the Voyager 1 spacecraft. From that distance, it was far less than a single pixel wide

The Earth, a pale blue dot, seen from over 6 billion km away by the Voyager 1 spacecraft. From that distance, it was far less than a single pixel wide

famous 'pale blue dot' picture of the Earth from Voyager at the end of the Solar System.

famous 'pale blue dot' picture of the Earth from Voyager at the end of the Solar System.

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