Voyager 1 #Poetry #Astronomy

Just a small dot in the sky
Billions of miles from home
Drifting off into eternity

© 2018 Jason A. Muckley


This picture known as Pale Blue Dot was taken from the Voyager 1 satellite just as it left the solar system over 4 billion miles away.

If you look closely in the middle of the orange sunbeam, you can see Earth and what it looks like at the edge of the solar system.

This week Voyager 2 officially left the solar system reaching interstellar space traveling almost 36,000 mph after 41 years of hurtling through space.

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