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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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Untranslatable Words 1

Posted by Remo Giuffré on

Untranslatable Words 1

Uniquely helpful words that only exist in other languages

Language, culture and history are forever locked in a dance, each one relying on the other for meaning and direction. Even if two words in two languages refer to the same thing, connotations come into play and the grey area between word and meaning widens. That’s because, while words are just words, their meanings tell us about our values, emotions and relationships. 

In celebration of that grey area that reminds us to be appreciative of our differences, here are ten words from around the world that have no clear and concise translation to English. 

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