Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Carl Sagan - Pale Blue Dot

"This excerpt, taken from Carl Sagan's book "Pale Blue Dot (1994)", was inspired by an image taken, at Sagan's suggestion, by Voyager 1 on Feb 14, 1990.  From a distance of about six billion kilometers, Voyager 1, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving our Solar System, was commanded by NASA, following Carl Sagan's request, to turn its camera around and take one last photo of Earth across the great expanse of space.

Uncanny, how the accompanying words written 28 years ago, are still relevant today!  And will continue to be true to the end of time.  Puts things in perspective big time and pretty sobering, to say the least. "