FACT CHECK: DID CARL SAGAN SAY, ‘SOMEWHERE, SOMETHING INCREDIBLE IS WAITING TO BE KNOWN’?

checkyourfact.com | 7/25/2019 | Staff
xxlauzyxx (Posted by) Level 3
Click For Photo: https://cdn01.dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Space-e1563916670724.jpg

A post shared on Facebook claims that astronomer Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

There is no evidence that Sagan coined this saying. It appears to have originated with a 1977 Newsweek profile of him, written by a reporter, not Sagan.

Fact - Check

Fact Check:

Sagan was an American astronomer and author who worked to popularize science and space exploration amongst the general public. He played an active role in NASA’s space program, including the development of golden plagues for the Pioneer 10 and 11 space probes that are meant to communicate information about Earth to extraterrestrial lifeforms, should the probes ever encounter them.

Career - Sagan - Books - Pulitzer - Prize-winning

During his career, Sagan authored books like the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Dragons of Eden,” as well as “Cosmos,” which accompanied the 1980 space documentary series of the same name. The Daily Caller News Foundation searched these and his other works, but did not find the quote ascribed to him in the Facebook post.

“The quote – ‘Somewhere, something incredible is waiting...
(Excerpt) Read more at: checkyourfact.com
Wake Up To Breaking News!
Tagged:
Sign In or Register to comment.

Welcome to Long Room!

Where The World Finds Its News!