Feb. 14, 2023
You're My Pale Blue Dot
Happy Valentines Day
This Valentines Day, show your world how much you care with this valentine from NASA Astrobiology.
On February 14, 1990, NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe sent the now iconic Pale Blue Dot image back to Earth. Voyager 1 was traveling out of the Solar System and was past Neptune at a distance of 3.7 billion miles (6 billion kilometers) away from the Sun when when it pointed its cameras back toward home for a final time. The powerful photograph shows the Earth as a speck of light within a scattered ray of sunlight. Because Voyager 1 was so far away from our planet, Earth is just a point of light about a pixel in size. The image was part of a series of 60 images that were used to create the first “family portrait” of the Solar System.
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives."