Get smart curated videos delivered to your inbox every week.      
The Kid Should See This

Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot, animated

Pale Blue Dot is a 2-D animation by London-based studio ORDER, a visual response to the famed “Pale Blue Dot piece where he muses on our planet’s appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. The most distant photograph ever taken of Earth.

“This was a personal project, designed and created in After Effects with extensive sound work created to sit alongside the music from ‘Cosmos’ and the spoken word from Sagan.”

pale blue dot
everyone you ever heard of...

Watch the original. Plus, more Carl Sagan-inspired videos.

via BrainPickings & It’s Okay to Be Smart.

Updated video.

This Webby award-winning video collection exists to help teachers, librarians, and families spark kid wonder and curiosity. TKSST features smarter, more meaningful content than what's usually served up by YouTube's algorithms, and amplifies the creators who make that content.

Curated, kid-friendly, independently-published. Support this mission by becoming a sustaining member today.

🌈 Watch these videos next...

Further Up Yonder: A Message From ISS To All Humankind

Rion Nakaya

One Year on Earth – Seen From 1 Million Miles

Rion Nakaya

Voyager at 40: Humanity’s ambitious expedition into interstellar space

Rion Nakaya

Osiris-Rex: Chasing Asteroid Bennu – Out There

Rion Nakaya

The Sagan Series: The Frontier Is Everywhere

Rion Nakaya

Wangari Maathai – “I will be a hummingbird”

Rion Nakaya

Revealing the true scale of the universe with VFX

Rion Nakaya

Earthrise from the moon, captured by JAXA Kaguya Spacecraft

Rion Nakaya

The Door – A poem by Miroslav Holub

Rion Nakaya