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Pale Blue Dot

Posted by Remo Giuffré on

Pale Blue Dot

Something Tiny Tells a Big Story

Pale Blue Dot is the name given to a photograph of planet Earth taken on 14 February 1990 by Voyager 1, a robotic explorer built by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. In the photograph, taken from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometres, Earth's apparent size is less than a pixel. The planet appears as a tiny dot against the vastness of space, among bands of sunlight reflected by the camera. The phrase "Pale Blue Dot" has come to represent a contemplative perspective on humanity's relationship to the cosmos.

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Southern Cross

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Southern Cross

Finding South Using the Southern Cross

The Southern Cross (Crux Australis) is a small constellation of stars visible only from the Southern Hemisphere. So there. It has five stars, the four brightest of which form a cross that tilts to one side. Learn how to find south using the Southern Cross.

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