When Carl Sagan asked NASA to take a picture of Earth with the Voyager 1 spacecraft's camera, some people saw the final product and thought he got a bad deal. The spacecraft was so far away that the Earth only showed up as about 0.1 pixels wide. This is exactly what Carl Sagan was hoping for. He dubbed it the "pale blue dot" and extrapolated quite convincingly how unlikely it was that a supreme being created the entire universe just for one particular species that lived on that dirt smudge.
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