Cailyn Lloyd: Ariel from the album Voyager


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25 years ago today, Voyager took the famous Pale Blue Dot photograph...

The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by Voyager I from a distance of about 3.7 billion miles. At the urging of Dr Carl Sagan, Ground Control issued a command that directed the distant space craft to turn around and, looking back, to take photos of each of the planets it had visited. From Voyager's vast distance, the Earth was captured as a infinitesimal point of light, actually smaller than a single pixel of the photo. The image was taken with a narrow angle camera lens, with the Sun quite close to the field of view. Quite by accident, the Earth was captured in one of the scattered light rays caused by taking the image at an angle so close to the Sun.

Cailyn Lloyd: Voyager

1. Voyager 04:20
2. Io 03:37
3. Europa 03:09
4. Jupiter 05:40
5. Titan 03:49
6. Saturn 05:15
7. Enceladus 02:14
8. Miranda 03:54
9. Uranus 04:25
10. Ariel 02:12
11. Triton 03:38
12.Neptune 05:21
13.Pale Blue Dot 03:53
14. Heliopause 04:36

Voyager is a montage of musical images inspired by the Voyager Space Program featuring ten original tracks of music and four prog-rock arrangements from the Planets Suite - See more
credits released 01 January 2015

Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune composed by Gustav Holst and arranged by Cailyn Lloyd. All other music written and arranged by Cailyn Lloyd.

Cailyn Lloyd: guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesizers and drums/percussion on Europa, Enceladus, and Pale Blue Dot.

Neil Holloman: drums on Voyager, Io, Jupiter, Titan, Saturn, Miranda, Uranus, Ariel, Triton, Neptune, and Heliopause (

Deryn Cullen: cello on Europa and Pale Blue Dot (

Ian East: sax on Europa (

Nancy Rumbel: English horn on Pale Blue Dot (

Shelby with StudioPros: vocals on Neptune (

Cailyn Lloyd
Track 10 from the album Voyager (2015)

About Ariel: Ariel is named after a sky spirit in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The moon is relatively free of large impact craters and has a complex surface consisting of cratered terrain, smooth plains, and rugged terrain cross-cut by scarps, ridges, and interconnected canyons, some which are hundreds of miles long and more than seven miles deep. There is also evidence of volcanism, tectonics, and cryolava flows.

Ariel is the fourth largest of the 27 known moons of Uranus and much of the detailed knowledge of Ariel derives from a single flyby of Uranus by Voyager II which photographed about a third of the moon's surface.