Our Pale Blue Micro-Dot

Is another email from an hombre at work. I'm only guessing that it's accurate but I'm fairly certain that it's at least close.

If anyone has seen this online somewhere, could you let me know? I always like to link the attribution but wasn't provided one with the email.



Now, THIS is really fascinating .
It is rather dazzling to see it presented this way.



I certainly thought this was enlightening. Didn't even realize we knew much beyond our sun ...

It's a big universe.

Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky.

It is more than 1000 light years away.


  1. have you heard of the total perspective vortex?

    this is exactly like that, except not in virtual reality :)

  2. Hhmmm... Too true.

    And it's missing any connection what-so-ever to Fairy Cake.

    mmm mmm...

  3. I love seeing this perspective. Anything that verifies the very smallness of our position in the universe pleases me. Great graphics.

  4. Puts things at a somewhat different perspective, on one hand.
    But then again, the fact we are so small does not make the problems go away,. does it?

  5. Well, hhmmm... A wise man once suggested that a way to wisdom was to "get small".

    Microbes seem to have all kinds of problems though, so I'm not sure how wise he actually was. {-;

    None-the... Losing the idea that we are the Be-All - End-All of Universal Significance, does seem an important first step for "us" to take as a species.

    'Tis all I'm sayin', don't ya know. :)

    And I can't say as I'm adverse to a little gettin' small now an' then. {-;

  6. Isn't that cool? I saw it in a flash movie, but I don't remember where it was either. Kind of puts us and our stupid wars in perspective.

  7. Well, im not exactly a genius when it comes to science but i love the graphics.

  8. A lot of humans seem to think we are the masters of the universe. In truth, we can't even take care of our own environment. And look how tiny we are -- just, as a globe! Forget how tiny and unimportant humans are!

  9. If anyone has seen this online somewhere, could you let me know?



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