The Cassini spacescraft took this picture in 2006. The first image of Earth relative to Saturn, back in 1990, inspired Carl Sagan to us the "pale blue dot." Yes, that little dot is Earth....and isn't the perfection of Saturn's sphere and rings simply astounding?
A friend with whom I hadn't spoken in months called and after briefly catching up on our lives she launched quickly and deeply into her recent discovery of these images. I am well aware that as humans we are "meaning making machines," so I would like to relinquish that impulse here and not make this photo mean anything. Instead, I just wanted to share with you this image and invite you to just look.
Try to find us in the image below (we're there)....
Sarah Federman, PhD
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