The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space. The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded byNASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan.
Subsequently, the title of the photograph was used by Sagan as the main title of his 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space.
Extraordinary that ANYONE could believe in creationism after seeing this photo and seeing that everything that the bible ever said about human beings is obviously wrong. It is plain to see that the bible is a book that is invisible when viewed from about 1000 ft up and is not even known to exist from about 3 billion miles out in space! How insignificant as a race we are and how ignorant and conceited of anyone to imply that any GOD has a plan that exclusively applies to human beings! When we finally ARE contacted by another race, hopefully we will not be as divisive and ignorant as we are now braying to the heavens to ancient deities! They will probably wonder about our scientific achievements, not if we have a copy of a bronze-age fairy tale that they can borrow.
Carl Sagan was one of the greatest men of all time and one of our shining examples of brilliant skepticism. He will be missed greatly among a community who respected his enlightened atheist views.