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    Default A Pale Blue Speck in the Cosmos Vastness... Home!

    Pale Blue Dot in the Cosmos

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    When the Voyager 1 probe was 3.7 billion miles from Earth, Carl Sagan made a request.

    He asked NASA to turn it around to snap a quick photograph. The result was a faint image of Earth surrounded by the vastness of space. The late astronomer would then use this picture to share his own reflections on what it meant and why it was important for us to capture.


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    "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. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

    "The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

    "Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

    "The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

    "It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known."
    The Scales of Perspective

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    Amazing pic. One for the flat earthers! Thanks for posting... N


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    Default Re: A Pale Blue Speck in the Cosmos Vastness... Home!

    It's an amazing photo. I know I'm supposed to see that pic and have an a-ha sort of moment. It should provide perspective, and a sense of relativity. And to some degree, it does those things.

    But I know I still have to wake up tomorrow morning and go to work; I still have to buy food, water; I have to exercise and take care of my car. Pay the rent. All the little things. I still have to fight to survive.., therefore I still have to take these mundane activities on this tiny pale blue dot very seriously, regardless of our relative tininess to the universe.

    And yet, one can't help but feel small and insignificant while looking at something like that. It's a funny juxtaposition.

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    Thank you for this picture and the amazing perspective in conveys

    I am of the mind to print, frame, and hang this on a wall so I see it and reflect upon this every day

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    Quote "Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
    Hello Hervé, a very nice OP, thank you.

    Yes we have to strive to help our selves and in so doing gain the opportunity to help others when the time comes (If not already for some)

    But I do think that we have the right to think of our selves as important.
    We are important if we abide by and strive to be good beings.
    That is what is important to the universe of beings and consciousness.

    The more we become good beings and add to the energies of good consciousness, the more we will stand out, stand out to those out there who can see and feel such energies, and see those of our kind as bigger than just a part of a small but still very precious blue dot (host).

    Fill your self to over flowing right now, fill with love and care for yourself and for all, and our little blue dot instantly shines vastly bigger

    Earth is planet host to us.
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    Here is Carl Sagan on the Pale Blue dot, it brought tears ... what we do to each other,and for what. It sure gives perspective.

    The video is 3min28 sec

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wupToqz1e2g

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