• Carl Sagan and the Beginning of History

    Our pale blue dot has circled its star eighteen times since it lost the astronomer who gave us the perspective to see it that way — and that phrase. Carl Sagan is not usually remembered as a political prophet, aside from pioneering recognition of the dangers of nuclear war and remaining an inspiration to opponents of drug criminalization. But his […]

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  • Pale Blue Dot: The Only Home We’ve Ever Known

    By Kevin Tracey In 1939, a four-year old boy would travel from his family apartment in Brooklyn to the World’s Fair in Queens. One day, he would help take us all to the stars. Perhaps as a boy, contemplating a time capsule buried at the World’s Fair in the shadow of Manhattan, he first got […]

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  • Everyone You Ever Heard Of…

    Pale Blue Dot

    ORDER, a 2D/3D animation and digital production studio, created this Pale Blue Dot tribute to Carl Sagan using, “After Effects with extensive sound work created to sit alongside the music from ‘Cosmos’ and the spoken word from Sagan.” Follow ORDER on Twitter and visit them at their website. You can also watch “Everyone You Ever Heard […]

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  • Earth

    This telling of the Pale Blue Dot includes was produced by Michael Marantz. He shot, edited, and composed the music for “Earth.” You can view Marantz’s other video work, buy his music, and follow him on Twitter.

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  • You are here

    Carl Sagan Series III - reassuring fable reedited (繁體中文字幕)

    Compiled by Patrick Mylund Nielsen. This video a song by Ludovico Einaudi called “The Earth Prelude.” The video also includes clips from HottiesInc, and film “Contact.”

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  • “Elegy for Carl Sagan”

    Bradleigh Stockwell submitted a thoughtful musical arrangement w/ music video called “Elegy for Carl Sagan.” The film was originally completed on November 9, 2011, the date of Dr. Sagan’s 77th birthday, and was shot in and around San Francisco. The images from space were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope archives. Stockwell says that, “The music […]

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  • Carl Sagan says, “You’re Awesome”

    “Once we overcome our fear of being tiny, we find ourselves on the threshold of a vast and awesome Universe that utterly dwarfs — in time, in space, and in potential — the tidy anthropocentric proscenium of our ancestors. We gaze across billions of light-years of space to view the Universe shortly after the Big […]

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  • “The Frontier” – a song inspired by Carl Sagan

    Rohan Sahai contributed an original composition featuring Carl Sagan’s famous musings on the Pale Blue Dot, and more.

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  • Pixel Portrait

    TheRantsofReason created this lovely portrait of Carl Sagan using markers. This portrait took approximately 12 hours to complete. The artist has also made similar prints of scientific celebrities including Brian Cox and Stephen Hawking.  

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  • GIF: Carl Sagan Becomes the Sun

    One of the most often repeated Carl Sagan quotes is about how all of everything is made from star stuff. Over at Flickr, Max Capacity +, recently posted an impressionistic take on this statement. The result is mesmerizing. So mesmerizing in fact, you’ll need to click through to check it out.

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