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A Pale Blue Dot of Perspective

Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 05:00 PM

Voyager in Space (Artist Concept) Voyager in Space (Artist Concept) (NASA/JPL-Caltech/NASA)

There we are -- that 'Pale Blue Dot', a humbling portrait of Earth captured by Voyager 1 in 1990:

The 'Pale Blue Dot', a photograph of Earth taken by Voyager 1

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Voyager image of Neptune:

Voyager image of Neptune.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Farewell shot of Uranus taken on January 25, 1986 by Voyager 2:

Farewell shot of crescent Uranus as Voyager 2 departs. January 25, 1986. Range 600,000 miles.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Saturn, snapped by Voyager 2:

Saturn by Voyager 2.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Jupiter and moons:

Portion of Jupiter and moons.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

A close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot:

Closeup of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

A montage of images taken by Voyager 1 during its Saturn encounter in November 1980:

A montage of images of the Saturnian system prepared from an assemblage of images taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft during its Saturn encounter in November 1980.

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

An artist's depiction of Voyager 1 entering interstellar space:

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Want more? NASA has tons of Voyager images.

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Comments [5]

Raul from Guam

Looks more like Neptune....

Aug. 30 2014 10:04 PM
Arthur

I think we're, just a little below the middle of the picture, in that angled band, or sunbeam, or whatever it is on the right side.

Aug. 25 2014 06:57 PM
Lisa Jean from CT

It didn't look as much like a dot to me as it did a pin prick of light.

Aug. 24 2014 08:36 AM
Martin from Sydney, Australia

It's that dot right there. No, not that one - that one.

Oh, maybe it's that one. Oops. I lost us.

Aug. 24 2014 07:19 AM
Knopolas from Cincinnati, OH

I can't find our little pale blue dot in the image looking back at earth. Could I possibly get a hint? Lol.

Aug. 23 2014 04:15 PM

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