June 10, 2014

Unafraid Of The Dark: A Fitting Last Episode To A Magnificent Series

I'm a science junkie. So along with millions of science nuts, I mourned the 13th and final episode of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey which aired June 8 on the National Geographic Channel. The sadder part is that we might not see a second season. So for now, it's goodbye Neil deGrasse Tyson. At least as far as his being presenter of the show is concerned.

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a follow-up to the 1980 television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage which was presented and narrated by the late and great Carl Sagan. It also ran with 13 episodes which Neil deGrasse Tyson and company decided to stick to in their follow-up.
Carrying the title Unafraid of the Dark, the last episode tackled cosmic rays, dark matter, dark energy, and interstellar travel. The best part of the episode was the ending when Neil deGrasse Tyson ran the now famous "Sagan message". It can be recalled that in the first episode of the series, Tyson concluded it by recalling how Carl Sagan inspired him as a young kid to pursue astronomy and astrophysics.

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