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Apr 2011

Be a next Carl Sagan: join the PaleBlue.blog community

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Many scientists and science communicators often say “I wish we had another Carl Sagan.” While it is heartening to hear people – especially scientists – acknowledge the need for this, it is at the same time frustrating. First, this is something we should not just wish for. Carl Sagan was, in many ways, a super man. He was both an outstanding communicator and a prolific scientist. Furthermore, his research and communication took place at the intersection of topics the public....
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16
Apr 2011

Background Image

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The background image for this blog is a picture taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft. It is looking past Saturn, and through its rings you can see the Earth as a “Pale Blue .”
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15
Apr 2011

Pale blue dot, taken by NASA’s Voyager

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The original pale blue dot, taken by NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft, which is just now reaching the edge of our Solar System.
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Apr 2011

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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— Carl Sagan
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Apr 2011

Masthead Image

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The “pale white dot” in our masthead is the moon, about to transit across the Earth. The image was taken by .
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