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22 April 2009 @ 12:41 pm
Earth Day: The Pale Blue Dot  
Unca Carl said it so well, there's very little I can add.

"Look again at that dot.
That's here. That's home. That's us.

I feel: thoughtfulreverent
Tubetoob on April 22nd, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Copying this to my journal, dude. I forgot how awesome it was.
Rikoshi Kisaragi: Hirosaki Castlerikoshi on April 22nd, 2009 11:08 pm (UTC)
I'll still never forget when I first discovered, quite by accident, the works of Carl Sagan. It was in my high school library, when I was just looking for random stuff on astronomy to hold my interest and kill some time.

I ended up purchasing many of those same books that I'd already read time and again from borrowing them over and over from that library (Cosmos and Pale Blue Dot certainly the most significant among them).

When I think of people who I consider my heroes, I usually have to stop and think for a bit to come up with a list, but the one name that comes to mind immediately is always Carl Sagan.
Tombfyretombfyre on April 22nd, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
Yep, that right there is one great piece of work. I wonder how many people really do understand just how small we all are in the grand scheme of things. Or just how much there is out there.
ArchTeryxarchteryx on April 23rd, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
Combine this short (as well as various other Cosmos clips) with the series Life After People, for a truly humbling experience.

In the grand scheme of things, we ain't nothing, and even our puny little planet would quite happily revert to being fallow with us gone.
Araquan Skytracer: Crescent moonaraquan on April 23rd, 2009 10:28 am (UTC)
Humbling, isn't it.
Your Obedient Serpent: far callathelind on April 23rd, 2009 04:41 pm (UTC)
But inspiring.
Araquan Skytracer: Crescent moonaraquan on April 23rd, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC)