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Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot press conference

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Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot" press conference, 1990. The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on 14th February 1990, from a distance of more than six billion kilometres (40.4 astronomical units). In the image, Earth takes up less than one pixel. The idea for the photograph was Sagan's. Sagan (1934-1996) was an American scientist and science communicator. The Pale Blue Dot photograph is available as image C008/9629.

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