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September 18, 2011

The Big Picture

Carl Sagan is often mentioned in class, so when I found this great quote on stumbleupon, I thought I should share. It really puts things into perspective.

http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1EcaHI/stapledesign.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/carlsaganexistence.jpg

Posted by jennkale at September 18, 2011 04:37 PM

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Wow. And that image of Earth is only 4 billion miles away. Imagine a picture of Earth from another solar system or even galaxy. It's crazy to think that so much life exists on such a small speck in our universe!

Posted by: morejill at September 22, 2011 09:31 AM

"-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam" That's pretty poetic for Carl Sagan. It's incredible to think that everything we do is contained on this one little ball of rock orbiting an average star. It's really humbling actually, knowing that I am so little of what's actually out there, it's a very strange thing to wrap my head around. It reminds me of Horton Hears a Who, and we're the Whos! That's an incredible thing but it really emphasizes how little our species has actually done and how much there is left to explore. It can really make you feel insignificant if you let it...

Posted by: jajud at September 30, 2011 10:49 AM

if you think this quote is amazing, there are tons of them like this in his documentary "Carl Sagan: Cosmos". One of the most highly acclaimed documentary series of all time and personally my all time favorite. Do yourself a favor and watch this series! its free to watch on hulu

http://www.hulu.com/cosmos

Posted by: davidnug at October 7, 2011 10:40 AM

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