In 1990, Carl Sagan persuaded NASA to use the Voyager 1 spacecraft to take a photograph of the planet Earth from a distance of 4 billion miles. The result was simply arresting: a portrait of our home as a tiny, fragile speck of blue adrift in an unimaginably vast sea of space. In a commencement address for the public release of the photograph, astronomer Sagan offered these profound words:


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  1. Hi Mr Sid
    Have you ever noticed this picture is sideways?

    north (up) is to the left. looks better sideways though. says something about how our mind works.
    I’ve got an autographed print of this picture with the signature on the bottom (right) and he should know, he’s the one that took it.

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