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FROM: ikenbot, who is an editor at the tumblr #science section:

The cosmos was originally all hydrogen and helium. Heavier elements were made in red giants and supernovas and then blown off to space, where they were available to subsequent generations of stars and planets. Our sun is probably a third generation star. Except for hydrogen and helium, every atom in the Earth was synthesized in other stars. The silicon in the rocks, the oxygen in the air, the carbon in our DNA, gold in our banks, the uranium in our arsenals were all made thousands of light years away, and billions of years ago. Our planet, our society, and we ourselves are built of star stuff.
Carl Sagan
I loved watching Cosmos' when I was young.
I've probably seen every one of its 13 episodes at least  three times.
Good times.
FROM: Wikipedia
The(Cosmos) series was first broadcast by the Public Broadcasting Service in 1980 and was the most widely watched series in the history of American public television until The Civil War (1990). As of 2009, it was still the most widely watched PBS series in the world.[1] It won an Emmy and a Peabody Award and has since been broadcast in more than 60 countries and seen by over 500 million people.[2][3] A book was also published to accompany the series.

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flashfly
May. 5th, 2012 06:19 am (UTC)
Star stuff. I like.

Have you read Contact?
gaeln
May. 5th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
me too.

No, not specifically, although I did see the movie. I have read other of his books though. Why do you mention this one in particular?
flashfly
May. 5th, 2012 11:29 pm (UTC)
It's the only one of his that I've read. This is a case of me liking the movie and the book equally well even though there were significant changes in the movie from the book. :)
gaeln
May. 6th, 2012 03:52 am (UTC)
Wishlisted!!
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gaeln
May. 6th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
you're more than welcome :)
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