Revamped Photo Of The Earth Reminds Us How Smal
A famous photo taken of the Earth has been revamped with today 8217;s technology to give humans a better look at how small we really are within this vast universe.
「Pale Blue Dot」 was taken by the Voyager mission 30 years ago, on February 14, 1990, but the updated version used modern-day image-processing software to show the Earth in the context of its universe.
The image features scattered rays of sunlight through the vast blackness of space, and just off-center is a very tiny dot, which is Earth.
According to NASA, the revamped image almost didn’t happen, since it was captured just minutes before the Voyager cameras turned off to conserve energy. The Voyager 1 mission was the first and only spacecraft ever to take photographs of our solar system.
Comparing the first image of the 「Pale Blue Dot」 with the updated version shows how far we have come in terms of photography and technology in the past three decades. And comparing photos of our solar system taken after 「Pale Blue Dot」 shows precisely how far we’ve come in space exploration.标签：