Mote of Dust — CommUNITY Print
This print pays homage to 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 profoundly described our planet as “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam”.

“There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.”
Carl Sagan

Created for CommUNITY, a collaborative project between Mucho & San Francisco Design Week (SFDW). For full details visit communitysfdw.com
Mote of Dust — CommUNITY Print
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Mote of Dust — CommUNITY Print

This print, pays homage to to an excerpt from Carl Sagan’s book Pale Blue Dot. Sagan was inspired by an image taken, at his own suggestion, by Vo Read More
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