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Can you imagine what it would be like to never have seen this photograph? I can't. It has permeated the global consciousness to such an extent that even my parents and grandparents can't remember a time before it. The beauty and fragility of our tiny dot of a planet and the immensity of the nothingness surrounding it. We can no longer comprehend what a revolutionary image that was.

To explore is human )

"Astronomy compels the soul to look upward, and leads us from this world to another." Plato - and he wasn't wrong. I still look upward, as do we all. One day, we will sail to the stars.

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