August 26, 2010

Cosmos Episode 6: Traveller's Tales

Sagan is in his element in this episode ... well, really he is in his element in ALL the episodes!

Sagan talks about the Voyagers ... those robotic spaceships ... traveller's from Earth as far as Sagan is concerned.

Sagan goes back and forth in time effortlessly ... from the world of Christian Huygens to the strange worlds discovered by the Voyagers ...

Sagan talks about the Jovian satellites and their wonders.

Sagan daringly conludes this episode like the true visionary that he is imagining the day that people on Titan will look up at the sky and see the wonder that is the ring planet Saturn.

I am sure that day will come to pass perhaps 500 years from now ... long after we are gone from Earth.

The Cassini mission that Sagan talks about has come to pass of course. How sad it is that Sagan did not live to see the spacecraft landing on Titan ...

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