We Are Here: The Pale Blue DotMikey 8 comments
In 1994 Carl Sagan published "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space", a book title which was inspired by the now famous 'Pale Blue Dot' photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe.
The photo is the most distant view of the Earth on record at 6.4 billion kilometers away, a distance incomprehensible to us yet insignificant by cosmic standards.
In Pulitzer Prize-winning author's book, he provides a humbling description of our planet, our place, and our future. The narration in the video below is by the now deceased Sagan. It is both haunting and inspiring.
I was going to embed a typical grainy Youtube video, but to show this video (by Pale Blue Films) in anything less than the highest quality afforded just wouldn't be justice to the great Astrobiologist, or you.