If the Earth were 100 pixels wide...

Earth 100 pixels wideDistancetoMars.com/Screen capture

This is a bit tangential to the environment, but the website Distance to Mars provides a great reminder of just how small and isolated the Pale Blue Dot that we call home truly is. Looking at the distance to Mars, our next-door neighbor on the astrological scale, you can't help but feel small. I don't think this sentiment has ever been put better than by Carl Sagan, so here it is again:

Or if you prefer, there's the webcomic version of the Pale Blue Dot speech at Zen Pencils.

See also: 300,000 mirrors: World's largest thermal solar plant (377MW) under construction in the Mojave

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