“Cosmic Calendar” — Carl Sagan takes us on a tour of the history of the cosmos.
Astronauts on Iapetus, moon of Saturn, illustrated by Ron Miller.
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Moon in total eclipse on March 19, 1848, “her disc visible while immersed in the dark Shadow.” From an 1869 edition of The Atlas of Astronomy by Alexander Keith Johnston.
Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe on March 19, 2016.
Beautiful Saturn, observed by the Cassini probe from a distance of 766,834 miles (1,234,099 kilometers) on February 4, 2007.
Carl Sagan on Cosmos: “Our ancestors worshipped the sun, and they were far from foolish. It makes good sense to revere the sun and the stars. Because we are their children.”
“The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent to the concerns of such puny creatures as we are.”