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Pale Blue Dot': Here's What Earth Looks Like From 4 Billion Miles Away


"From Voyager's great distance Earth is a mere point of light..."

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An incredible image dubbed "Pale Blue Dot" reveals how Earth looks form 4 billion miles away.

Captured by NASA's Voyager 1, the photograph is part of the first ever "portrait" of the solar system.

"The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic," NASA said. "From Voyager's great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera."

The space agency said that in the image. Earth was just 0.12 pixel in size.

"This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters — violet, blue and green — and recombined to produce the color image," NASA said. "The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification."

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