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August 2, 2013

#1246: Pale Blue Dot

Pale Blue Dot

[[A figure stands in front of a projector screen with a pointer. He is, presumably, addressing a room of his peers off-panel.]]

Lecturer: Consider this pale blue dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. Everyone you love, every human being who ever was, every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived out their lives on this mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. All our-

Peer 1: I think that’s a stuck pixel. We’re the speck on the left.

Lecturer: … OK, this pale blue dot is everything you-

Peer 2: -No, you were right before. That one is Earth.


Peer 3: I knew it!

Peer 4: I think this is just a lens cap picture.