On 14 February 1990, as the spacecraft Voyager 1 was leaving our planetary neighborhood, Sagan suggested that NASA engineers turn it around for one last look at Earth from 6.4 billion kilometers away. The picture that was taken depicts Earth as a tiny point of light—a “pale blue dot,” as it was called—only 0.12 pixels in size. Write a poem inspired by Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot monologue.
At its core, the cosmic perspective is about zooming out and seeing the big picture. It involves acknowledging our place...
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