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No fear of the dark

In 1938, a 10-year-old girl named Vera Rubin hated going to sleep. She’d shut off her lights and lean out the window until her parents admonished her to go to sleep. Even then, she’d lay in bed and look out her north-facing window. Vera would watch the stars, and if there was a meteor shower,

A Spacetime Odyssey

“A generation ago, the astronomer Carl Sagan stood here and launched hundreds of millions of us on a great adventure – the exploration of the universe revealed by science. It’s time to get going again.” This past weekend, the highly-anticipated sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos premiered on Fox. Produced by Ann Druyan and Seth MacFarlane,