Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Anchored by Melissa Bell  |  About  |  Get Updates:  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  RSS Feeds RSS Feed

♪♫ Carl Sagan sings science

By Melissa Bell

Carl Sagan would have been 76 today. The grinning advocate for science and extraterrestrial life merged obscure astrophysics with a writer's clear understanding. In his sonorous tone, even the most complicated theories seemed understandable. He passed away in 1996, but his words still linger:

Here's Sagan in auto-tuned harmony with Stephen Hawking:

And then his spoken-word quote on the "Pale Blue Dot" set to Sigur Rós Brian Eno (the Sagan Appreciation Society just sent me this update version saying it was the official Pale Blue Dot homage.):

By Melissa Bell  | November 9, 2010; 8:08 AM ET
Categories:  Picture Shows  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: 'Wheel of Fortune' contestant pulls off best puzzle-solve ever (Video)
Next: The Washington Post iPad app video: It's a Ben Bradlee world

No comments have been posted to this entry.

Post a Comment

We encourage users to analyze, comment on and even challenge washingtonpost.com's articles, blogs, reviews and multimedia features.

User reviews and comments that include profanity or personal attacks or other inappropriate comments or material will be removed from the site. Additionally, entries that are unsigned or contain "signatures" by someone other than the actual author will be removed. Finally, we will take steps to block users who violate any of our posting standards, terms of use or privacy policies or any other policies governing this site. Please review the full rules governing commentaries and discussions.




characters remaining

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company