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Cosmos

One small step toward understanding the greatness of the universe

By Carl Sagan
13-minute read
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Cosmos by Carl Sagan

Cosmos (1980) is a milestone in popular science. It shows us the basic concepts behind our understanding of the universe, what the planets and the stars look like and how our comprehension of them has changed and evolved.

  • Humanities students unsure of what gets scientists going
  • Lovers of science fiction
  • Anyone who’s ever looked up at the sky

Carl Sagan was an American astronomer, author and famous popularizer of science. He co-wrote and narrated the television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, which was based on his best-selling book. It won him several awards, including an Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement.

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