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Carl Sagan (Carl Edward Sagan)


(1934 – 1996) An American astronomer, popular science writer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, science popularizer and science communicator in astronomy and natural sciences. He published more than 600 scientific papers and articles and was author, co-author or editor of more than 20 books. He is known for many of his popular science books, such as The "Dragons of Eden", "Broca's Brain" and "Pale Blue Dot", and for the award-winning 1980 television series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage". The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, "Cosmos" has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries. He and his works received numerous awards and honors, including the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal, the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, two Emmy Awards, the Peabody Award and the Hugo Award.

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
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