Carl Sagan November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer, cosmologist, astrophysicist, astrobiologist, author, science popularizer, and science communicator in astronomy and other natural sciences. He is best known for his work as a science popularizer and communicator. He narrated and co-wrote the award-winning 1980 television series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage". The most widely watched series in the history of American public television, "Cosmos" has been seen by at least 500 million people across 60 different countries.

Each of the 13 episodes was created to focus on a particular subject or person, thereby demonstrating the synergy of the universe. They covered a wide range of scientific subjects including the origin of life and a perspective of humans' place on Earth.

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