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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

Academics / General Science : Sciencebase

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft (launched 1977) when it reached 6 billion kilometres (3.7 billion miles) from Earth in 1990. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny ...

The Pale Blue Dot

Humor : The Presurfer

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...

An Animated Homage to the Planet—and Carl Sagan—on Earth Day

Society & Culture : Good Blog

In 1990, at the request of astronomer Carl Sagan, astronauts aboard the voyager 1 captured an image of Earth from a distance of around 4 billion miles away. In the photograph, the "Pale Blue Dot," the Earth appears as a tiny dot aga...

Today is the 25th anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot photograph

Technology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

25 years ago today, Voyager I turned around one last time to take a photo of Earth on its way to Saturn, about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from our home planet. You are looking at it. Our planet is that pale blue dot su...

History of the Pale Blue Dot

Humor : Neatorama

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...


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