14 February 1990, the spacecraft Voyager 1 permanently turned off their cameras. But half an hour before he made his last, but the iconic photo. This picture was named the Pale Blue Dot “pale blue dot”.
In a beam of sunlight in the pictures is barely noticeable tiny dull point to Ground. So far this photo is the most distant portrait of our planet. It was made from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers. The idea to make a photo suggested a scientist and science popularizer Carl Sagan. He eventually gave it a name.
“The only home we know”
And now after 30 years after the publication of photos of the jet propulsion Laboratory of NASA published a new version of the iconic portrait of the Earth.
With distance more than 6 billion miles – “pale blue dot” (enlarged fragment)
The Pale Blue Dot is part of the “family portrait” of our system, made with a camera by Voyager 1 on its way. This task of the unit was not, it later suggested Sagan.
Let this picture for several decades, but he continues to surprise and amaze a new generation.
Updated the high resolution images can be downloaded from the NASA website.
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