This print pays homage to an excerpt from Carl Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot. Sagan was inspired by an image taken, at his own suggestion, by Voyager 1 on February 14, 1990. As the spacecraft moved towards the outer edges of our solar system, engineers turned it around to gaze upon our tiny planet. Voyager 1 was approximately 4 billion miles away when it captured a portrait of earth, appearing only as a tiny point of light, a pale blue dot.
Sagan later described our planet as “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam”.
Created for CommUNITY, a collaborative project between Mucho & San Francisco Design Week (SFDW).