“Walking on this
white-sand beach has become a favourite island ritual for my wife and me. The water in the bay is warm – like a hot tub – and the waves are gentle. There aren’t many people around, especially in the off-season, so it’s quiet.”
« Ma femme et moi avons pris l’habitude de
marcher sur cette plage de sable blanc. L’eau de la baie est aussi bonne que
celle d’un bain à remous, et les vagues sont douces. Peu fréquenté, surtout
hors saison, l’endroit est très tranquille. »
"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, 1994
Image of Earth taken from the craft Voyager 1 on the fringes of our planetary neighbourhood.
Voyager 3 space probe, after 11 years in space, is zipping through Pluto system at over 17 km/s, getting first high resolution images of the farthest planet of the Solar System, not yet visited by any spacecraft.