What is Human Geography?
Monday, August 17th & Tuesday, August 18th
Resources from Today's Class
The Pale Blue Dot
There is an image of Earth that was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft on February 14, 1990 from a distance of more than 6 billion kilometers (4 billion miles) and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic plane. In the image the Earth is a mere point of light, a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Our planet was caught in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the Sun. This image is part of Voyager 1's final photographic assignment which captured family portraits of the Sun and planets.
One Reason Why This Class is Important
If we're going to have opinions about this world, it's crucial that we actually know about this world. Here's an example of people with uninformed opinions can look like.