I know it doesn't really show your smile, and you're a little bit hard to see, but if you're reading this in late 2013 you're quite likely to be in this photograph. That tiny blue dot is the planet earth from approximately 4 billion miles away, taken by Voyager 1 which only a few months ago crossed the boundary of our solar system into interstellar space. I was just reminded of this photograph in a TED lecture, and it is still mind-blowing.
The Northwind is a personal website and blog for the exploration of the personal interests, the adventures, the successes, and the trials of its author. You'll find subjects from history, politics, and activism to technology, media, and video games.
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