When Earth Became a “Mote of Dust”

(Discover Blogs::The Crux) – Shannon Stirone:

On Valentine’s Day 27 years ago, Voyager 1, from 4 billion miles away, took one final picture before switching off its camera forever. In the image, Earth, Carl Sagan said, was merely “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.” So we pondered the insignificance of our home. The image inspired Sagan to write his book “The Pale Blue Dot,” and it continues to cripple human grandiosity. …

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Carl Sagan: Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

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