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Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Carl Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan is the author of Pale Blue Dot. He lived from 1934 to 1996 and was an American astronomer and famous science popularize. He was among the major promoters of SETI or the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. Sagan presented a 1980 television series known as Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, viewed by over 500 million people. He also published a book by the same name. He wrote the novel Contact, which was the basis of the 1997 film. Sagan wrote more than 600 articles, essays and papers, and edited, authored or co-authored over twenty books.

Pale Blue Dot is one of Sagan's last works and it strongly reflects his endorsement of the values of skeptical inquiry, secular humanism and the scientific method. The book records many of his scientific achievements along with the scientific achievements of others. Sagan finds nature beautiful and inspiring and sees the perspective the astronomers take on...

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