Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Earth Day

From Voyager 1, February 14, 1990:

That's us.

That’s us.

Seen from about 6 billion kilometers, Earth appears as a tiny dot (the blueish-white speck approximately halfway down the brown band to the right) within the darkness of deep space.

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“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.” – Carl Sagan.

Take care of it; it’s the only one we’ve got.

2 barks and woofs on “Earth Day

  1. we can’t seem to take care of each other most of the time, how can we expect to take care of that little dot in a vast sea of wonder?

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