November 26, 2008

The Pale Blue Dot

A little perspective from our friends at NASA.

Thanks to Voyager, now we know what we look like from 4 billion miles away. The photo at left is one of only two of Earth taken from deep space.

So where is Voyager now? Exploring the (theoretical) heliopause, where the boundary of our solar system ends and "the rest" begins, where solar winds meet stellar winds.

Yes, this is a nerd's way of conjuring up the vast and awe-inspiring, and saying Happy Thanksgiving. What, do you want a turkey? Okay, here.

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