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♪♫ 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
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