Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mars is a World of Wonders

When I was in high school, Carl Sagan's "COSMOS" Tv series hit PBS. We didn't have cable yet, so it was hit-or-miss if the UHF signal would be clear on a given Sunday night. I missed many episodes when they originally ran. But the man became a guiding light for me. I still get chills listening to Vangelis' suites from "Heaven and Hell," which were used for the major recurring themes.

In recent years, the advent of the autotune has allowed a very creative individual to take Sagan's words, which were beautiful and poetic to begin with, and set them to music. Here's the latest, which pays tribute to my favorite planet, and calls for the return to manned space exploration. Watch it till the end. It's wonderful.

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