The pale blue dot and other ‘selfies’ of Earth

Twenty-five years ago a set of images were taken that provided a unique view of Earth and helped highlight the fragility of our existence, and the importance of our stewardship.

As the Voyager 1 planetary spacecraft went beyond the orbit of Pluto on February 14, 1990, it took one last look at Earth. Three exposures, each one in a different filter, contained a very small and faint Earth.

via The pale blue dot and other ‘selfies’ of Earth.

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One comment on “The pale blue dot and other ‘selfies’ of Earth

  1. I’ve seen that one before. Kind of makes us insignificant in the Universe compared to some giants out there.

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