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RGClark
2011-Jan-17, 04:04 PM
Just saw this on the NASASpaceflight forum:

NASA - The Frontier Is Everywhere.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY59wZdCDo0

Great piano piece by Michael Marantz accompanying the video. There are a few YouTube video's featuring this reading by Sagan of his book Pale Blue Dot (http://books.google.com/books?id=9hzqn9gWtAcC&printsec=frontcover&dq=sagan+++%22pale+blue+dot%22&hl=en&src=bmrr&ei=p2c0TdWRLY-p8AbBuPiECQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CCMQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false). This is one of the better one's with Marantz's excellent piano piece.
BTW, there is a word in the audio Sagan uses "terraqueous" I hadn't heard before. It simply means consisting of land and water.


Bob Clark

KaiYeves
2011-Jan-17, 04:15 PM
I've seen both of these and I think they're fantastic. Also, "terraqueous" is an awesome word.

John Jaksich
2011-Jan-18, 06:19 AM
Bob, Thanks for the post---wisdom that is very much missed

emmylou
2011-Jan-18, 06:23 AM
Thanks Bob :) have to say I love Carl Sagan like John has said he is very much missed.

RGClark
2011-Jan-18, 12:01 PM
I've seen both of these and I think they're fantastic. Also, "terraqueous" is an awesome word.

Yes, terraqueous is a great word. It perfectly describes the type of world we would want to settle on once we embark on interstellar travel. We don't want it to be all land with no water such as Mars. And we don't want it to be all water, whether it's ice covered or not such as Europa.
But rather you want it to be a combination of both.

Bob Clark

KaiYeves
2011-Jan-19, 01:29 AM
Terraqueous, terraqueous, terraqueous...

Gemini
2011-Jan-22, 01:57 AM
:") Brilliant video!