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

  1. ianscyberspace · April 12, 2015

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

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