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Author:Carl Sagan
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Quote by Carl Sagan : “The cosmos was discovered only”

The cosmos was discovered only yesterday. For a million years it was clear to everyone that there were no other places than the earth.Then in the last tenth of a percent of the lifetime of our species, in the instant between Aristarchus and ourselves, we reluctantly noticed that we were not the centre and purpose of the universe,but rather lived on a tiny and fragile world lost in immensity and eternity, drifting in a great cosmic ocean dotted here and there with a hundred billion galaxies and a billion trillion stars. – Carl Sagan