File:PaleBlueDot.jpg

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English: This is the "Pale Blue Dot" photograph of the Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on July 6, 1990. The Earth is the relatively bright speck of light about halfway across the uppermost sunbeam.

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This narrow-angle color image of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. From Voyager's great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera. Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Coincidentally, Earth lies right in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun. This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters -- violet, blue and green -- and recombined to produce the color image. The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification.
中文: 这是从40亿英里外的太空拍摄的地球照片,可见地球只是太阳光束上的一个小点而已(图中被人工加上的蓝圈内小点)
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current15:39, 2 November 2006Thumbnail for version as of 15:39, 2 November 2006792 × 895 (60 KB)Brallan~commonswiki (talk | contribs)This is the "Pale Blue Dot" photograph of the Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on 1990-06-06. The Earth is the relatively bright speck of light about halfway down the rightmost sunbeam, circled in blue. A very high-resolution vers
20:01, 29 July 2005Thumbnail for version as of 20:01, 29 July 2005442 × 600 (14 KB)Emijrp (talk | contribs)This is the "Pale Blue Dot" photograph of the Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft. The Earth is the relatively bright speck of light about halfway down the rightmost sunbeam. A very high-resolution version of this image can be obtained [
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