Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Pale Blue Dot: Merry Christmas 2010

"Every one of us is precious in the cosmic perspective. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another." ~ Carl Sagan

This holiday season I want to give you the gift of "The Pale Blue Dot", narrated by the late great Carl Sagan. Be kind to each other. Be happy. This world is all we've got.

Whatever holidays you celebrate, may they be filled with joy and laughter!

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 from a record distance, showing it against the vastness of space. By request of Carl Sagan, NASA commanded the Voyager 1 spacecraft, having completed its primary mission and now leaving the Solar System, to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, approximately 3.7 billion miles.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. -Mark Twain