‘The Pale Blue Dot’ Is Still One of the Most Striking Images Ever

November 12, 2014, is a historic day for space exploration and technology. Landing on a comet is the stuff of science-fiction movies; however, that feat was accomplished by the European Space Agency with its Rosetta Mission. If you’d like to read more about the Rosetta mission, please visit the European Space Agency website.

This event reminded me of Carl Sagan’s book entitled ‘Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space‘. As insignificant as we appear in the vastness of space, we have accomplished so much. We may be small in the blackness of space but our life has a huge purpose.

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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
  • Ballantine Books
  • Carl Sagan
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Edition no. 0 (09/08/1997)
  • Paperback: 384 pages

“The Pale Blue Dot” image was taken by the Voyager 1 space probe in 1990.

This image of earth or "the pale blue dot" was taken by the Voyager 1 space probe in 1990.

It’s not an optical illusion, this is earth! It’s truly remarkable to think that we are floating on a speck of dust in space; however, what a ride it is! Please share this incredible image of earth or “the pale blue dot” in the vastness of space with your friends and family.

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