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File:Pale Blue Dot.png, not featured[edit]

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Pale Blue Dot
  • Pictogram voting info.svg Info Voyager 1 having recently crossed the heliopause, entering interstellar space, it is once more time to Ignore All Rules, renominating for Featured Picture one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring of all space photographs. True, it is undersized, grainy, poorly composed, and marred by scattered light; its subject occupies less than a single pixel. But the EV is fantastic. As Sagan wrote: "From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it's different. Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." created by NASA - uploaded by Gerbrant - nominated by Stigmatella aurantiaca
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support -- Stigmatella aurantiaca (talk) 04:12, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol support vote.svg Support — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 07:39, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
    • In case this requires an explanation: I would consider this to be one of the ten most iconic images of the last century. The low quality is why this is so famous and philosophically significant. — Julian H.✈ (talk/files) 08:11, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose At the risk to sound unfriendly (today is not April 1th, is it?): We are talking about featured pictures and not about interesting stories or background information (therefore we have featured articles). --Tuxyso (talk) 08:01, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Comment I don't know whether this will pass or fail; but there were many previous reviews (Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Pale Blue Dot.png, Commons:Featured picture candidates/File:Pale Blue Dot unaltered.jpg) and finally ended up considering it as a VI (although a different jpeg version). JKadavoor Jee 11:27, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose An image where 99.99964% is noise and sun flare and the remainder is an artificial enlargement of a 0.12 pixel original. I assume there are some mathematics that legitimately achieved this that I don't understand. It has high EV for its own article/self, hence the en:WP FP and valued-image status. But it isn't featurable as an an image. Colin (talk) 11:39, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose This is Commons FP, not en FP. --King of ♠ 20:20, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose as the other opposers. -- Arcalino (talk) 21:18, 11 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose It is a very interesting pic, maybe a VI, but far away from excellent. -- -donald- (talk) 08:00, 15 October 2013 (UTC)
  • Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose per others. --AmaryllisGardener (talk) 15:46, 16 October 2013 (UTC)


Confirmed results:
Result: 2 support, 6 oppose, 0 neutral → not featured. /A.Savin 09:38, 20 October 2013 (UTC)