1. Preach, Carl Sagan.

    (Source: kitten-little)

  2. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs. Books break the shackles of time. Books are proof that humans are capable of working magic.

    — Happy birthday Carl Sagan! (via mrmullin)

  3. From the Washington Post, Library of Congress obtains astronomer Carl Sagan’s personal papers:

The life of Carl Sagan now fills the tabletops of two vast rooms in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. The life arrived in recent weeks at the building’s loading dock on 41 pallets containing 798 boxes.
Sagan famously talked about billions of stars and billions of galaxies, and it appears that he saved roughly that many pieces of paper.

    From the Washington Post, Library of Congress obtains astronomer Carl Sagan’s personal papers:

    The life of Carl Sagan now fills the tabletops of two vast rooms in the Madison Building of the Library of Congress. The life arrived in recent weeks at the building’s loading dock on 41 pallets containing 798 boxes.

    Sagan famously talked about billions of stars and billions of galaxies, and it appears that he saved roughly that many pieces of paper.