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More from the much missed Carl Sagan 
Friday, April 18th, 2008 | 01:50 pm [astronomy, science, video]
Steve
Last week's lazy bastard Friday video was a clip from Carl Sagan's outstanding series, Cosmos. This week, I'm still in a Sagan type of mood, so I'm posting a video made to illustrate one of the most moving passages from Carl's inspiring book, Pale Blue Dot. If you've never heard of it, check it out. The title is derived from a spectacular photograph taken by Voyager 1 in 1990, showing our home, the planet Earth, from over four billion miles away, a barely visible blue speck in a beam of sunlight. YouTube is full of videos illustrating Sagan's reading of this passage from his book, but this one was my favorite. Check it out, and if that photo of Earth doesn't fill you up with some kind of profound feeling, I don't know what else I can tell you:

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