See that little blue dot in the image above? That’s Earth. That’s us, all of us, as photographed by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft from not even that great a distance as space distances go: just 898 million miles and 3 planets away, near Saturn.
Our moon is in the shot, too. What, you can’t see it? Here’s a blow-up.
And here’s a short NASA video with music added to help put you in the mood to think big thoughts. Like: how insignificant we are in the scheme of things and how the preservation of life on our planet doesn’t matter at all, really. Except to us.
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It is amazing and beautiful. We are minor in the great meaning of things.
And that’s a strangely comforting realization, don’t you think?