Carl Sagan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Nov 9, 1934

Death Date

Dec 20, 1996

Age of Death

62 years

Cause of Death

Pneumonia

Place of Death

Dec 20, 1996

Profession

Astronomer

The astronomer Carl Sagan died at the age of 62. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Astronomer whose love of space inspired readers and TV viewers to look to the stars. He is best known for co-writing and narrating the award-winning 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.

He married his third wife, Ann Druyan, in 1981.

Quotes

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“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” (Carl Sagan)

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“We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.” (Carl Sagan)

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“There is a wide, yawning black infinity. In every direction, the extension is endless; the sensation of depth is overwhelming. And the darkness is immortal. Where light exists, it is pure, blazing, fierce; but light exists almost nowhere, and the blackness itself is also pure and blazing and fierce.” (Carl Sagan)

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“It is far better to grasp the universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” (Carl Sagan)

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“In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. It is up to us.” (Carl Sagan)