The Pale Blue Dot: How a Photo Can Change Your Perspective on Life

We’re not as important as we think we are

Tom Stevenson
Nov 13, 2020 · 8 min read
Photo by Shot by Cerqueira on Unsplash

On September 5, 1977, a space probe was launched by NASA with the explicit aim of studying the outer solar system. The objectives of the mission were to flyby the planets Jupiter and Saturn, as well as passing by Saturn’s largest moon, Titan.