Famed Earth Selfie Marks Anniversary, As The Blue Turns to Brown

February 17, 2015 1:18 PM

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Famed Earth Selfie Marks Anniversary, As The Blue Turns to Brown

It’s been exactly 25-years since the Voyager 1 spacecraft turned its camera back towards home, to take a planetary selfie from beyond Neptune. The anniversary has the photo, above, back in the news, and back to what the late astronomer Carl Sagan hoped would be its lasting impact: “..it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.”

Man, I wish Carl Sagan was still around. Because on the heels of the photo anniversary, comes news today that scientists are predicting events that will make our pale blue dot less blue, and more brown.

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