Carl Sagan's Pale Blue Dot May Help To Keep Tuesday's Presidential Election In Perspective : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture On a day where we as a nation will make a very important collective decision, Carl Sagan's speech serves to help remind us of our place in the universe, says astrophysicist Adam Frank.
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Need Some Perspective? Watch Carl Sagan's 'Pale Blue Dot'

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NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) captured a unique view of Earth, composed from a series of images, from the spacecraft's vantage point in orbit around the moon on Oct. 12, 2015.
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So, it's Election Day here in the United States.

Every presidential election seems important, but I am sure that I am not alone in thinking this one is different, maybe more important than most.

So, please, go vote.

When you're done, I give you (once again) Carl Sagan's beautiful "Pale Blue Dot" speech to put it all in perspective.

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Adam Frank is a co-founder of the 13.7 blog, an astrophysics professor at the University of Rochester, a book author and a self-described "evangelist of science." You can keep up with more of what Adam is thinking on Facebook and Twitter: @adamfrank4