This day in Jewish history / Popular scientist Carl Sagan dies
Carl Sagan brought his life-long enthusiam for science, space and particularly extraterrestrial life to the masses.
On December 20, 1996, astronomer and science popularizer Carl Sagan died. Sagan, who directed the Laboratory for Planetary Studies at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, is remembered for his ability to present difficult scientific concepts to the public and for sharing his enthusiasm and imagination regarding such topics as the possibility of life in other parts of the universe.
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