Today is the 25th anniversary of the Pale Blue Dot photograph

25 years ago today, Voyager I turned around to take a photo of Earth on its way out of the Solar System. You are looking at it. Our planet—6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) away from the spacecraft—is that tiny pale blue dot, "a mote of dustsuspended in a sunbeam." It is one of the most important photos ever. » 2/14/15 10:43pm 2/14/15 10:43pm

You Are Really Lonely When One Of Your Neighbors Is This Close

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has just captured another Pale Blue Dot image while orbiting Saturn. The difference is that, in this view, unlike the one from July 19, 2013, that featured Earth, the blue orb is Uranus, imaged by Cassini for the first time. So that tiny dot hanging out there in the blackness of space is… » 5/02/14 9:44am 5/02/14 9:44am