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we are not ready for alien contact
2014-05-07 08:28:33

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Man has been looking to the stars and asking the question, "Are we alone?" for as long as recorded history. From H. G. Well's 1897 novel, The War of the Worlds, to the CW's new show, Star Crossed, we have wondered if, and when, aliens might make contact. But perhaps we are asking the wrong question. Gabriel G. de la Torre from the University of Cadiz believes we should be asking, "Are we ready?" The SETI was made famous by Carl...

2014-04-16 23:12:09

Tippett Studio re-joins forces with TED director Seth MacFarlane to create eye-popping visual effects for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey. Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 16, 2014 Tippett Studio has re-joined forces with TED director Seth MacFarlane to create eye-popping visual effects for COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey. Tippett Studio Supervisor Eric Leven oversaw the creation of more than 200 effects shots in just over 6 months for the re-boot of Carl Sagan’s beloved 30-year-old COSMOS: A...

2014 Carl Sagan Fellows
2014-04-03 03:00:40

NASA/JPL NASA has selected seven scientists as recipients of the 2014 Carl Sagan Exoplanet Postdoctoral Fellowships. The fellowship, named for the late astronomer, was created to inspire the next generation of explorers seeking to learn more about planets, and possibly life, around other stars. The primary goal of the fellowship program is to support outstanding recent postdoctoral scientists in conducting independent research related to the science goals of NASA's Exoplanet Exploration...

2014-03-08 16:20:23

Inspiring Presidential Introduction Will Kick Off COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY, Which Premieres Simultaneously on 10 Fox Networks Group Channels, Including FOX and National Geographic Channel, at 9:00 PM ET/PT This Sunday, March 9 WASHINGTON and LOS ANGELES, March 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama will introduce the highly anticipated series premiere episode of COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY airing this Sunday, March 9 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on 10 Fox Networks...

2014-03-04 16:24:34

Original Series Set to Air in Two-Day NGC Marathon This Weekend, Saturday-Sunday, March 8-9, 2014 WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 34 years after it originally aired on television, the National Geographic Channel will rebroadcast all 13 episodes of Carl Sagan's ground-breaking series "COSMOS: A PERSONAL VOYAGE" as a two-day event this weekend, Saturday, March 8, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, March 9, from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. The two-day marathon will...

2014-02-14 12:22:36

COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY to Debut on Sunday, March 9 at 9:00 PM ET/PT, Across 10 U.S. Networks, Including FOX, National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and FOX Life LOS ANGELES and WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fox Networks Group (FNG) announced yesterday that COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY will debut simultaneously across multiple U.S. Fox networks, including Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX), National...

2014-01-09 12:21:32

National Geographic Channel Worldwide Announces Groundbreaking Two-hour Special Live From Space To Premiere Globally This March WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Produce a live television event from a $100 billion studio that's 250 miles above the Earth's surface and traveling at 4.9 miles per second? That will be the task at hand this spring for National Geographic Channel (NGC) Worldwide with a television event that will literally take viewers beyond the stratosphere....

Donald K. Yeomans Receives Carl Sagan Medal For Public Communication
2013-07-15 10:16:17

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory For his work making the solar system's nomads of the night sky -- near-Earth objects, asteroids and comets -- tangible and compelling for millions of people, Donald K. Yeomans, the manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object Program Office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, has received the 2013 Carl Sagan Medal from the American Astronomical Society (AAS). The Sagan Medal recognizes a planetary scientist for excellence in public communication....

2013-06-18 23:00:23

Author Maggi O´Mally seamlessly blends romance, serious medical conditions and controversial issues in newly published book, titled “Aurorae”. PORTLAND, Maine (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 American astronomer, astrophysicist, cosmologist, author, science popularizer and communicator Carl Sagan once said, “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.” Indeed, imagination has taken Maggi O´Mally to an extraordinary journey...


Latest Carl Sagan Reference Libraries

Sagan, Carl
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Carl Edward Sagan (November 9, 1934 - December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer who pioneered exobiology and promoted the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and science in general. He is less well known for his skepticism. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Sagan attended the University of Chicago, where he received a bachelor's degree (1955) and a master's degree (1956) in physics, before earning his doctorate (1960) in astronomy and astrophysics. He taught at Harvard University...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Drake Equation -- The Drake equation (also known as the Green Bank equation) is a famous result in the speculative fields of xenobiology and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. This equation was devised by Dr. Frank Drake in the 1960s in an attempt to estimate the number of extraterrestrial civilizations in our galaxy with which we might come in contact. The main purpose of the equation is to allow scientists to quantify the uncertainty of the factors which determine the number...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.