If we are alone in the Universe, it sure seems like an awful waste of space.– Carl Sagan; “Contact” (via alwaysg5) Via Home of Caitlin Imbimbo
Now look at Carl Sagan. He’s on a horse.
The cosmos is all that is or ever was or ever will be. Our feeblest contemplations of the Cosmos stir us — there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, or falling from a height. We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries. - Carl Sagan– (via sputnikdarling) Via moon!
The “pale blue dot” picture is 20 years-old.
Taken in 1990 by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, the “pale blue dot” photo shows what our planet looks like from four billion miles away. Earth is the tiny speck of light indicated by the arrow, and enlarged in the upper left-hand corner. The pale streak over Earth is an artifact of sunlight scattering in the camera’s optics.