Picture of the Day

From NASA. This is the view of our planet and the moon, as seen from the latest space probe, Juno, on it’s way to Jupiter. This image was taken August 26th, from a distance of 6 million miles. The distance Juno will ultimately travel will be 3 BILLION kilometers by the time it gets to Jupiter.

Now look at this image. That bluish blog is the Earth. That’s everything. Floating in the vastness of space, with it’s tiny moon. Pictures like this are important. They remind us that of where we really are, how much we’ve achieved, how far we have to go. And that our planet really is just a pale blue dot, swimming in a vast, empty black ocean.

But Carl Sagan puts it soo much better:

 

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