Carl Sagan

By: Ethan McGee

Date of birth and death

Carl Sagan was born on November 9th 1934 and died December 20th 1996 at the age of 62


Carl Sagan was one of the most well known scientists during the 1970s and 1980s, he studied extraterrestial intelligence. He also co-wrote and hosted Cosmos. He was born in Brooklyn New York. Graduated from the university of Chicago, where he studied plants and extraterrestrial intelligence. In 1968 he began to work with Nasa as an anti-nuclear activist. He also introduced the theory of "nuclear winter" in 1983 he wrote one novel, and started back up the TV show Cosmos.

What he believed in through his research

Carl Sagan was Earths leading advocate for the greatest adventure in human history, missions to discover the worlds beyond our own. He always kept in the back of his head that there has has to be something else us humans are missing such as if we are the only inhabited planet in the whole galaxy.

Why was Carl Sagan interested in his research?

He researched in Plants and Astronomy, as a kid this was exactly what he wanted to be when he grows up. I think that he researched these topics because he was curious if life was habitable on other planets or if plants could grow on other planets with the climates.

Scientific Importance

Carl Sagans research supports the society by researching the unknown and theories people have about the space, and people used to see him on the show cosmos always something new you can learn from watching him.
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