An Animated Homage to the Planet—and Carl Sagan—on Earth Day An Animated Homage to the Planet—and Carl Sagan—on Earth Day
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An Animated Homage to the Planet—and Carl Sagan—on Earth Day

by Yasha Wallin

April 24, 2013
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To celebrate Earth Day, here's a contemporary take on Sagan's sentiments created by illustrator Adam Winnik, who presents the cosmologist's words through a brilliant animation. Of the video Winnik explains, "I have always thought of Carl Sagan's writings as 'scientific poetry' since they lack the cold touch that science is often cursed for having. I think Sagan's words resonate more than ever, and will continue with each generation until the human species 'wakes up.' The first time I heard this excerpt from his book 'Pale Blue Dot' it literally changed my life, and I hope it does for you too. Enjoy."

Related: Remembering Carl Sagan on His Birthday: Innovator, Visionary, and Humanitarian

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An Animated Homage to the Planet—and Carl Sagan—on Earth Day