The Overview Effect: Seeing Earth From Space
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70 years of spaceflight has opened our eyes to the cosmos. As our technology improves, we are dazzled by ever more spectacular images of the universe, yet it is photographs of Earth that are the most striking to us. From Apollo’s images, which ignited the environmental movement, to Voyager’s famous Pale Blue Dot photograph revealing the Earth as a tiny island in an endless cosmic ocean, Dallas Campbell examines how seeing our own home planet still holds a deep fascination and encourages us again and again to question and find our place in the Universe.