Pale Blue Dot

The Voyager 1 completed it's primary mission after take off in 1990, and was on it's path to exit the solar system. Per the request of Carl Sagan, NASA directed the Voyager 1 to turn around and take a picture of Earth from a great distance against a vast amount of space.

This photo is shown in the video above. The small little blue dot suspended in a sunbeam... That's us.

This photograph inspired Sagan to write Pale Blue Dot: A Vision Of The Human Future In Space. The audio accompanying the video is Sagan reading an excerpt from his book.

Carl Sagan is my greatest hero & inspiration. I eagerly devour anything written by him or about him. After spending a lot of time reading his literature or watching Cosmos, I often feel small. But in a humble, and satisfying way. And it's a beautiful feeling.

I'll leave you with another bit of wisdom & beauty from Carl:
"For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love." -Carl Sagan

peace & love,

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