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Echoes of Carl

Carl Sagan coined a pale blue dot to denote Earth

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Wednesday, July 24, 2013/Categories: natural history, photography, space science

The great champion of science, adventure, and exploration, Carl Sagan coined the phrase: a pale blue dot to describe how Earth would appear from outer space. JPL has released an image of Earth captured by the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn that could be a tribute. Seen from nearly 900 million miles off, the photograph easily echos Sagan's famous quote.


Cassini's Pale Blue Dot  (credit: JPL)

It has often said that "a picture is worth a 1000 words". How true!

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