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July 31 2013

surveyork
09:12

"Earth's first portrait surfaced more than 20 years ago, courtesy of Voyager 1. In that historical shot from 1990, Earth figures as a “pale blue dot,” barely perceptible against a ray of scattering light (see below). In 1994, Carl Sagan, an experimenter for the Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft, chatted with SciFri about first seeing that dot. “I thought, that’s us,” he said. “That’s our world. That’s all of us—everybody you know, everybody you love, everybody you ever heard of lived out their lives there, on a mote of dust in a sunbeam.” Listen to the conversation in the podcast below."

(via Carl Sagan Reflects on the Pale Blue Dot)

Carl Sagan Day

June 29 2013

surveyork
10:21
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We Are Here: The Pale Blue Dot HD (read by Carl Sagan) - YouTube
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