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The most distant look at Earth is this image taken by Voyager 1 at a distance of nearly 4 billion miles. This image has been called the "Pale Blue Dot" after the title of astronomer Carl Sagan's 1994 book, "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space."
In the image, Earth is located in a light ray that was the result of taking the picture so close to the sun.
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every 'superstar,' every 'supreme leader,' every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there -- on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." -Carl Sagan, "Pale Blue Dot."
Earth and Jupiter, the two closest planets on either side of Mars, appear in this image taken from orbit over the Red Planet.
Before this week, this image of Saturn by the Cassini spacecraft was the most distant view of Earth taken from a planet in our solar system. As in the most recent pictures, Cassini had maneuvered between Saturn and the sun although it rings were still visible. The actual image shows the tiny dot between the rings.
Here's an enlarged view of the left side of this image showing our planet.
And here's a much larger view of this image. Click on it to make it even bigger.