Since Earth Day is nearly upon us, what better time to reflect on the wonders of our planet?
This infographic, “Fifty Unbelievable Facts About Earth“, provides us with at least 50 reasons why our pale blue dot is so damn awesome.
Here’s one more:
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbour life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit? Yes. Settle? Not yet. Like it or not, for the moment, the Earth is where we make our stand. It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. … To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another and to preserve, and cherish, the pale blue dot; the only home we’ve ever known.
? Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space
Get your scrolling fingers ready and read through the infographic (you click on it to see a larger version).