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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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Pale Blue Dot: More Beautiful Carl Sagan Video

Odd : mental_floss (4 years ago)

In this touching video, Carl Sagan reads from his book Pale Blue Dot. Director Michael Marantz shot time-lapse video and composed beautiful music under Sagan’s narration. Please have a look — it’ll put your Tuesday into perspective.... Read Post

The Pale Blue Dot

Odd : The Presurfer (last year)

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

History of the Pale Blue Dot

Odd : Neatorama (last year)

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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