Pale Blue Dot, Voyager 1 image
This unique narrow-angle color image is of the Earth, dubbed 'Pale Blue Dot', is a part of the first ever 'portrait' of the solar system taken by Voyager 1. The spacecraft acquired a total of 60 frames for a mosaic of the solar system from a distance of more than 4 billion miles from Earth and about 32 degrees above the ecliptic. From Voyager's great distance Earth is a mere point of light, less than the size of a picture element even in the narrow-angle camera. Earth was a crescent only 0.12 pixel in size. Coincidentally, Earth lies right in the center of one of the scattered light rays resulting from taking the image so close to the sun. This blown-up image of the Earth was taken through three color filters -- violet, blue and green -- and recombined to produce the color image. The background features in the image are artifacts resulting from the magnification.
© NASA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
The Lilliputians convey the sleeping Gulliver to their city, lantern slide, late 19th century
The Lilliputians convey the sleeping Gulliver to their city, lantern slide, late 19th century. 'Fifteen hundred of the emperor's largest horses, each about four inches and a half high, were employed to draw me towards the metropolis, which, as I said, was half a mile distant'. A scene from "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift, first published in 1726. One of a series of 12 'Superior Lithographic Coloured Lantern Slides...with Lecture complete', made in England c1870-1900.
© The Print Collector/Heritage Images
Three tots on beach, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
Three small children wearing sun hats hold hands in the sunshine and walk to the sea on the beach at Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales. First published The Sunday Times. For horizontal formal version see ME Picture No 12445369 Date: 1988
© Philip Dunn / Mary Evans Picture Library
Beach, Brothers, Caring, Children, Companionship, Diaper, Diapers, Friends, Friendship, Growing, Growing Up, Hand, Hands, Helping, Holding, Holiday, Kids, Little, Nappies, Nappy, Seaside, Sisters, Tiny, Toddler, Toddlers, Togetherness, Tots, Walking