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Pale Electric Blue Dot

This is a photo of an aurora occurring two and a half billion miles away. It’s a composite image of atmospheric activity over Uranus.  So, not a direct shot, in the purest sense.  But, in its way, no less real than an Instagram shot, or even this: This being the original “Pale Blue Dot” photo, [...]
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The Pale Blue Dot

Odd : The Presurfer (9 months ago)

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spaceprobe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which was leaving the Solar S... Read Post

Earth As Seen From the Orbit Of Mars

Genres / Sci Fi : io9 (8 hours ago)

We've seen our planet from the perspective of Mars before, but this one's a bit different. It's an image of our pale blue dot as seen by the Mars Express Orbiter. It may not look like much, but getting this shot was no easy task. Re... Read Post

History of the Pale Blue Dot

Odd : Neatorama (12 months ago)

Discovery News has a gallery of photographs of the Earth, taken from various distances, from the 1946 film shot at 65 miles up to Voyager's 1990 image from 4 billion miles away. The image here of the Earth rising over the moon's hor... Read Post

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