Published on: 13 February 2020
- 30 years ago, on 14th February 1990, Voyager 1 captured an iconic image of the Earth - known as the "Pale Blue Dot". This photo was taken from a staggering 6 billion kilometers away - at the edge of the outer Solar System. Taken at the request of legendary astronomer Professor Carl Sagan, Sagan waxed poetically about the image a speech often referred to as the "Pale Blue Dot". To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this truly unique image, NASA and JPL-Caltech reprocessed the original image using modern processing techniques. In honor of the Voyager 1 team and the late Carl Sagan, we put together this short tribute video celebrating the Pale Blue Dot, with a reading of Sagan's wonderful prose by Professor David Kipping.
You can now support our research program and the Cool Worlds Lab at Columbia University: https://www.coolworldslab.com/support
There's a quite a few readings of this iconic passage out there, so hopefully this small contribution gives it a different twist! We found the following readings online, each one brings something different.
► Neil deGrasse Tyson: https://youtu.be/hZ7nXOkgTWo
► Brian Cox: https://youtu.be/XJjex_ETa8E
► Robert Picardo: https://youtu.be/EGbomrtSIYI
► Elon Musk: https://youtu.be/lVsZD2wF1vw
► And of course Carl Sagan: https://youtu.be/k-UyQfPhqwo
► You can download a high resolution version of this gorgeous reprocessed image over at NASA right now: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7593 (direct link to the best quality version is https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/tiff/PIA23645.tif).
► Background music by Joachim Heinrich, "Horizon". Distributed under Creative Commons Attribution license (reuse allowed). Support this artist here: https://joachimheinrich.bandcamp.com/track/horizon
► More information about the Voyager spacecraft: https://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov
► Image credit to NASA and JPL-Caltech, taken by the Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle, onboard Voyager 1 on February 14th 1990.
► Original version of the Pale Blue Dot image can be found at NASA JPL: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00452
::Playlists For Channel::
Latest Cool Worlds Videos ► http://bit.ly/NewCoolWorlds
Cool Worlds Research ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsResearch
Guest Videos ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsGuests
Q&A Videos ► http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsQA
Science of TV/Film ► http://bit.ly/ScienceMovies
SUBSCRIBE to the channel http://bit.ly/CoolWorldsSubscribe
Cool Worlds Lab http://coolworlds.astro.columbia.edu
THANKS FOR WATCHING!!
#PaleBlueDot #CarlSagan #Voyager1
- Pale Blue Dot Pale Blue Dot 2020 Pale Blue Dot Reprocessed Voyager 1 Carl Sagan Sagan Pale Blue Dot Pale Blue Dot Kipping Pale Blue Dot Cool Worlds Earth from Outer Solar System Photos of Earth planetary science astronomy cool worlds