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[EN VIDÉO] An image of our Earth “Blue Marble” recreated by computer “Blue Marble” is the first photo of our fully illuminated Earth…
A few days ago, Mackenzie Listrup took over as chairman Goddard Space Flight CenterOne of the major field centers NASANASA. First woman in this position. As a symbol among symbols, she swore not on the Bible, but on a copy of the book “Pale Blue Dot” — understand “A Little Blue Dot” — in Carl SaganCarl Sagan Appeared in 1994.
A symbol as scientists call it Light blue dot, a photograph that has become truly iconic. Iconic. A snapshot is returned by the probe Journey 1Journey 1In February 1990. His last shotthe eyethe eye Towards the Solar System, when it was more than six billion kilometers from our Earth. An iconic photo, first of all, because it is, even today, one of the most distant photos of our planet. It will show… a small blue dot.
The film is emblematic of its lack of real scientific interest. The original photo is grainy. Admittedly, we cannot approximate our Earth within a circumference the sunthe sun. A little blue dot of one For the footageFor the footage only To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the launch, in 2020, NASA also released a remastered version of the image.
When he asked for this photo, Carl Sagan knew that it would not interest the strict view of the scientist. But he believed that by discovering our earth as a little blue dot, humanity would learn about its fragility, its vulnerability. Let her realize that she is but a tiny speck in the vast cosmic ocean.
A picture that gives perspective
Who better than Carl Sagan to describe the emotion emanating from this photograph? From this little blue dot… “From this distant vantage point, Earth does not appear to be of particular interest.
But for us it is different. Check back in this space. Here it is. It is our home. We are. Everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you’ve ever heard of, every human being who ever lived lives on. Our joys and sorrows, thousands of religions with certain beliefs, ideologies and economic theories, all hunters and gatherers, all heroes and all cowards, all civilization builders and destroyers, all kings and all. All the farmers, all the young couples in love, all the fathers and mothers, all the hopeful children, the inventors and explorers, all the moral teachers, all the corrupt politicians, all the “superstars”, all the “top guides”, all the saints and sinners have lived here in our species throughout history. — on a speck of dust suspended in a ray of sunlight.
Our postures, the importance we imagine, the illusion that we have some privileged position.universeuniverseare questioned by this point the lightthe light Pale. In our darkness, in this sprawling state, there is no sign of where else to come for help to save us from ourselves.
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Earth is the only world known so far. At least for the foreseeable future, there is nowhere else for our species to migrate. Attendance, yes. Not settled, not yet. Whether you like it or not, we take our stand for the moment on Earth.
Astrology is said to induce humility and strengthen character. There is no better demonstration of the madness of human illusions than this distant image of our little world. To me, this underscores our responsibility to live more fraternally with each other and to preserve and protect the pale blue spot. »
Words – and an image – can take on even greater value in the context of the climate crisis, the environmental crisis we’re experiencing today.
Half an hour after taking this iconic shot, on February 14, 1990, Voyager 1 turned off its cameras for good. A to save EnergyEnergy It will be invaluable for him to continue on his way. In August 2012, the mission entered intergalactic space. It is now the most man-made object of all time from our Earth.