Last Pic Of Earth


The "last pic of Earth" is a term often used to refer to the iconic photograph taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on February 14, 1990, from a distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) away from Earth. The image, known as the "Pale Blue Dot," shows Earth as a tiny, pale blue speck suspended in the vastness of space against the backdrop of scattered light rays.

This photograph was part of the "Family Portrait" series of images taken by Voyager 1 as it was departing the solar system. The spacecraft's cameras were commanded by Carl Sagan, a renowned astronomer and science communicator, to turn and capture images of the planets in our solar system, including Earth, from its unique perspective.

The "Pale Blue Dot" image has become iconic for its profound message about the fragility and insignificance of our planet in the grandeur of the cosmos. It serves as a reminder of the interconnectedness of all life on Earth and the importance of preserving and protecting our planet for future generations.

While the "last pic of Earth" may refer specifically to the "Pale Blue Dot" image captured by Voyager 1, it also symbolizes humanity's ongoing quest to explore and understand the universe and our place within it.


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