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A Pale Blue Dot - By Voyager 1

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Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives.

These are the first lines of the famous speech by Carl Sagan about the picture "A pale blue dot" was published. 

A picture that has fascinated me for decades, a poster of it hangs on my kitchen door! It is the photo taken by Voyager 1, the furthest man-made object from Earth. The photo always "grounds" me when I'm angry. We are a speck of dust in the Milky Way, the Milky Way is a speck of dust among the galaxies... 

Voyager 1, launched on 5 September 1977, travelled through our solar system and brought us some of the most important findings of all time. On 14 February 1990, at the suggestion of Carl Sagen, Voyager 1 took this picture of the Earth, the pale blue dot in a beam of light shows us how tiny we are in the universe. 

Why did I build it?

I already submitted a version of the pale blue dot many years ago, I have now rebuilt it completely because I think Lego should definitely realise it. Voyager 1 carries the golden disc with the images and voices of humanity, this is the most important mission of all. 

Why would it make a good Lego set?

Because it is extremely important that as many people as possible know the history of this image! It is highly displayable and a must for every space fan. 

I hope you like it. 

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