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A narrow-angle color image of the Earth, the "Pale Blue Dot" is a part of a 60 frame mosaic of the first ever ‘portrait’ of the solar system taken by Voyager 1 from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic.

Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size, a tiny blue point of light as seen in the rays from the Sun, the result of sunlight scattering off parts of the camera and its sunshade. The image of the Earth is in the third diffraction pattern to the right. The shape of the diffraction artifact in the image is of the calibration lamp which is mounted in front of the wide-angle lens of Voyager 1. Carl Sagan encouraged NASA to generate this image.

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