Sep 242009

This is one of the greatest bits of youtubery I’ve ever seen, and I generally dislike auto-tuned stuff. Carl Sagan’s Cosmos was one of the most important things to happen to me as a child. This video & song gives me the shivvers. And makes me miss Sagan all the more.

I love the song’s chorus created from cut up Sagan quotes:

A still more glorious dawn awaits
Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise
A morning filled with 400 billion suns
The rising of the milky way

(via jwz)

 Posted by at 9:42 pm

  11 Responses to “Not a sunrise, but a galaxy rise”

  1. I agree 100% Cosmos really showed the beauty of the universe outside our planet. Great man was he.

  2. this really is brilliant.

  3. I love carl. this song is a great trubute to him and the universe. thank you for this song.

  4. Wow.. this is wonderful. Makes me miss old Carl too. What a great guy and role model, pot smoking included!

  5. I have an idea for a sort of backwards-time-glimpse-machine. It exploits the behavior of photons but requires the use of teleportation at pretty far distances. Specifically, it would be useful starting at maybe 1000 or 2000 light-years transport range. Does anyone have any ideas for teleportation that could help me out? Send me a tweet. Thx! Oh ya awesome song! Heard it on This Week in Science and as the author said, goose-pimples!

  6. Not to sound sappy but: the universe calls to us all, and we can all answer, by doing and making cool things. Find something you like and do the hell out of it.

  7. The universe calls to me. Sadly I cant answer :(

  8. We will someday venture to the stars. I absolutely believe it, and am waiting with bated breath.

  9. Listening to it right now while working with my MaxM project. Wow, “The sky calls to us”!


  10. This song is so ethereal and relaxing and awesome

  11. I could not agree more… Yes, the song was very well done. Cosmos is a truly wonderful creation and Sagan is dearly missed. He was taken too early from us.

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