Pale Blue Dot Quotes by Carl Sagan
An Early Draft of Carl Sagan's Famous 'Pale Blue Dot' Quote
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.
There is something about Carl Sagan's famous "Pale Blue Dot" passage that is, to me at least, perfect. From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here, that's home, that's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there—on the mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, , by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers 3. In the photograph, Earth's apparent size is less than a pixel ; the planet appears as a tiny dot against the vastness of space , among bands of sunlight reflected by the camera. Voyager 1 , which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and take one last photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of astronomer and author Carl Sagan. Voyager 1 was the first space probe to provide detailed images of the two largest planets and their major moons. Voyager 1 was expected to work only through the Saturn encounter.