A Beautiful Animation Inspired by Carl Sagan's 'Pale Blue Dot'

16 years after Sagan's death, Joel Somerfield brings the scientist's famous monologue to life. 

16 years after Sagan's death, Joel Somerfield brings the scientist's famous monologue to life with sleek, modern graphics. In just under two minutes, the short video packs a powerful meditation on the scale of all human experience, tiny in the context of our vast universe. The "pale blue dot" is Earth, of course, photographed by Voyager 1 from a distance of about 3.7 billion miles in 1990. Here's that image of Earth, a "mote of dust, suspended in a sunbeam:"

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For more work from Joel Somerfield, visit http://www.thisisorder.com/.

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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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