The Pale Blue Dot as seen by Voyager1
The famous Pale Blue Dot photograph of the Earth, taken in 1990 by Voyager 1 space probe shows Earth as a dot suspended in a beam of sunlight, situated against the backdrop of the Solar System. (See figure.)
“We succeeded in taking that picture [from deep space], and, if you look at it, you see a dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you know, everyone you love, everyone you've ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of all our joys and sufferings, thousands of confident religions, ideologies and economic doctrines. Every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilizations, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every hopeful child, every mother and father, every 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” – Carl Sagan (astronomer).