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Friday, February 12, 2010

How Important Do You Feel Now?

Home sweet home:
NASA/JPL

Taken in 1990 by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft, the "pale blue dot" photo shows what our planet looks like from 4 billion miles away. Earth is the tiny speck of light indicated by the arrow and enlarged in the upper left-hand corner. The pale streak over Earth is an artifact of sunlight scattering in the camera's optics.
Okay, two points here.  The first point: that little dot is Earth.  Our planet.  Fucking awesome.  All the oceans, mountains, people, buildings, cars, forests, good, bad, evil, ... everything we know in our world is on that little fucking dot. 

The second point:  Voyager was 4 billion gawd-damn miles away and was able to snap this photograph and transmit it back to Earth.  4 billion fucking miles away!  And I can't pick up a radio station in my own home town worth a piss.

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2 comments:

Cactus Mark said...

Aslo relevant:

http://heavens-above.com/solar-escape.asp?/

curmudgeon said...

Spiffy.