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closetgeek
2009-Feb-12, 10:01 PM
I am actually trying to find a specific picture but can't remember the name of the mission. The picture was when the space craft past Pluto, they spun it around to take a picture of the sun from the outer solar system. I am not being lazy. I have looked through NASA missions and nothing jumps out at me. I have also looked at over 200 NASA photos and can't seem to find it. Does anyone know the name of the mission or where I can find that picture?

KaiYeves
2009-Feb-12, 10:06 PM
That was Voyager, in 1990. (http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics/voyager/pale_blue_dot.html)

closetgeek
2009-Feb-12, 10:08 PM
Wow, nevermind. I was just in another thread and Rhaedas' pic reminded me of the Pale Blue Dot, which I googled and found it was from Voyager 1. Had I only surfed first...

Edited because I forgot to thank you for your response.

Jeff Root
2009-Feb-13, 05:10 PM
Just to add in a clarifying detal: Voyager went nowhere near Pluto,
but was farther from the Sun than Pluto when it made the images of
the distant Sun and planets.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis