A Valentine’s Day Gift from NASA

On Valentines Day in 1990. Voyager 1 took the first famous “family portrait” of our solar system. It has six of the planets in it; Mars was too dark, Mercury too close to the sun to show, and Pluto was way too dim. This was a stunning physical representation of Carl Sagan’s description of the Earth as a “pale blue dot” in the scheme of the cosmos. 25 years later, we are still fascinated by our little blue and green planet and its role in the universe.

Peace and Health
Mark Masselli

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