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Incredible and humbling - preserve and cherish

This excerpt from Carl Sagan's book "Pale Blue Dot" (1994) was inspired by an image taken, at Sagan's suggestion, by Voyager 1 on 14 Feb 1990. The earth is shown from a distance of about 6 billion km.

Voyager 1 had completed its primary mission, and was leaving the Solar System when, at the request of Carl Sagan, it was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around, and take one last photo of Earth across a great expanse of space.

The attached video’s accompanying words spoken by Sagan, and written many years ago, are still relevant today.

Sensitively felt, brilliantly said.