Audio Recordings The pale blue dot : short recording
- The pale blue dot : short recording
- Contributor Names
- Sagan, Carl (Author)
- Subject Headings
- - Sagan, Carl
- - Outer space--Exploration
- - Planets
- - Earth (Planet)
- - sound
- - Brief audio recording of Carl Sagan describing the primary concept of his book Pale blue dot : a vision of the human future in space. In reflecting on the image of the Earth as a tiny speak he notes "that's us" that the Earth is "a mote of dust, suspended in a sun beam' and a "very small stage in a vast cosmic arena."
- Source Collection
- The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive
- Motion Picture, Broadcasting And Recorded Sound Division
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