In addition to the endless opportunities it offers to “see what happens,” space is also fantastic for giving us a little perspective on our lives. Like this:
The dot on the left is Earth; the one on the right is the moon. The picture was taken at distance of six million miles by the spacecraft Juno, which is making the five-year journey to Jupiter. Suddenly those irksome work projects seem a little less important, amirite?
(via the Bad Astronomy blog; the original post also includes a link to Carl Sagan reading from Pale Blue Dot.)