I'm not sure how I missed his birthday this year, but November 9 came and went unnoticed, until tonight.
As the preeminent scientist, astronomer and philosopher of our time, Carl Sagan has written many thought provoking pieces, none more so than this, The Pale Blue Dot. It was his idea to turn the Voyager cameras around one last time and capture a parting glimpse of her home, Earth. This brilliantly produced video includes the piece he wrote, and the photo.
Happy birthday Carl.
Video produced by The Thinking Atheist.