Index4INDEX Card 204: Carl Sagan 1

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

-- Carl Sagan

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There is so much out there that we only know about a small portion of it. The world under water is remains uncharted territory when compared to what we know about Mars or The Moon. Every day new things are discovered in Antarctica. Despite advances in computer technology, the human mind remains a mystery to us.

With as much as we know, there is still much out there we don't know. This means there are opportunities for discoveries to be made. There is opportunity to gain knowledge which can transform how we work and how we live. This includes knowledge of early history, pre-history, and even the origins of humanity.

Some Information about Carl Sagan

Carl Edward Sagan was born in Brooklyn, New York, US on 1934-November-9. He died in Seattle Washington, US on 1996-December-20.

Carl Sagan was an astronomer and a science writer. He is best known for the non-fiction television program Cosmos and the 1985 science fiction novel Contact (released as a movie in 1997). He also co-wrote the 1984 paper which introduced the world to the concept of "nuclear winter" (The Cold and the Dark: The World After Nuclear War).

Sagan graduated from University of Chicago with a bachelor's degree in 1955, a master's degree in physics in 1956, and doctorate degrees in both astronomy and astrophysics in 1960.

Sagan was a fellow in astronomy at University of California at Berkeley from 1960 to 1962. From 1962 to 1968 he worked at Harvard University's Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. During the 1960s his work focused on determining the physical conditions of Earth's neighboring planets. This work included determining atmospheric conditions on Venus and Jupiter.

It was during this phase of his career that he became interested interested in the research field of SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence).

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