What is the tone of Pale Blue Dot?
The tone of Pale Blue Dot reflects Carl Sagan’s key values. He is an ardent and well-known secular humanist, believing that humanity has great value but that there is no God or gods for us to ask for help. Instead, we are alone.
Who narrated Pale Blue Dot?
Check out the cool, unaccountably moving video (below) by David Fu to accompany the late great astronomer/educator/author Carl Sagan’s reading of “We Are Here” from his 1994 book TV series Cosmos.)
What does the Pale Blue Dot symbolize?
The picture that would become known as the Pale Blue Dot shows Earth within a scattered ray of sunlight. Voyager 1 was so far away that — from its vantage point — Earth was just a point of light about a pixel in size.
What is the pale blue dot and why is it important to us?
Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken on February 14, 1990, by the Voyager 1 space probe from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles, 40.5 AU), as part of that day’s Family Portrait series of images of the Solar System.
How long did the Pale Blue Dot take?
Earth was one of the last things Voyager 1 saw. The probe took the Pale Blue Dot photo at 0448 GMT on Feb. 14, 1990, just 34 minutes before its cameras were shut off forever.
How far away was the Pale Blue Dot photo taken?
3.7 billion miles
On Valentine’s Day, 1990, 3.7 billion miles away from the sun, the Voyager 1 spacecraft takes a photograph of Earth. The picture, known as Pale Blue Dot, depicts our planet as a nearly indiscernible speck roughly the size of a pixel.
Why is the Pale Blue Dot unique?
The light bands across the photograph are an artifact, the result of sunlight reflecting off parts of the camera and its sunshade, due to the relative proximity between the Sun and the Earth. The wide-angle image was inset with two narrow-angle pictures: Pale Blue Dot and a similar photograph of Venus.
Is pale blue a color?
Light blue is a pale shade of blue. The light blue hex color code is #ADD8E6.