Carl Sagan’s: Cosmos Part 1 – The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

After an introduction by Ann Druyan, including the benefits of the end of the Cold War, Carl Sagan opens the program with a description of the cosmos and a “Spaceship of the Imagination” (shaped like a dandelion seed). The ship journeys through the universes’ hundred billion galaxies, the Local Group, the Andromeda Galaxy, the Milky Way, the Orion Nebula, our Solar System, and finally the planet Earth. Eratosthenes’ attempt to calculate the circumference of Earth leads to a description of the ancient Library of Alexandria. Finally, the “Ages of Science” are described, before pulling back to the full span of the Cosmic Calendar. If you like this series, buy it! – – Content property of Entertainment One (
Video Rating: 4 / 5

25 Responses to Carl Sagan’s: Cosmos Part 1 – The Shores of the Cosmic Ocean

  • samrulz7 says:

    I have a question that’s been bugging me. Sagan talks of light as being a constant in a vacuum, which it is, but doesn’t light get warped from gravity as it passes by celestial bodies e.g. suns and large planets? So wouldn’t it take longer for a beam of light to travel from point A to point B if gravity from a nearby sun warped it’s path as opposed to if it didn’t? How are we supposed to take this into account?

  • iamShadeY says:

    please don’t degrade it

  • iamShadeY says:

    Can’t wait for the 2nd one with Neil

  • vdizhoor says:

    that’s like asking why eat if you are going to get hungry anyway. Life is cool, dude, so we should live the best way we can, provided the next generation of us can live well too, perhaps even better. And when the music ends, well, who knows, perhaps another tune will pick up and a similar story will begin again. It isn’t about the destination, it is about the journey. Given a certain perspective, that journey never ends.

  • HeavyMetalBronco says:

    Get ad block plus guy, jeeze.

  • zigmondroy says:

    Well said. Watching certain parts of this I got chills.

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  • Johnny555k says:

    Sagen is no1 in

  • Slimdawgc says:

    This is not just a science documentary. It is a profound work of art.

  • taomax250 says:

    Because we are human. It is for our own sanity.

  • damagejackal1 says:

    Such an enchanting voice.

  • jeffhawkinsttr230 says:

    If you believe that just because the vastness of space is mind boggling that its irrelevant to even fight for anything, you must remember how lucky you are to experience this universe for what it is or isn’t, even if it just seems like a fraction of a second in the time of the cosmos. Don’t perpetuate a world that will take away future generations ability to understand, and experience the cosmos.

  • WelshRevolutionary says:

    get an add blocker, it should take you no more then five minutes.

  • LightWardBlue says:

    I don’t care what you believe as long as you realise that what he says is fact.The saddest thing I found in it was the destruction of the library in Alexandria. I wonder much further would mankind have come had it .survived.; and how many wars would have been avoided. Maybe it was lost because mankind wasn’t ready for wonders such as this at that time.

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  • Qwoptheplop says:

    The universe endless and engulfing why live? Why try to fight or accomplish anything when it will all mean nothing

  • Dylan Engelbach says:

    I know right? Sometimes, i ponder the insignificance of human life. If the the Earth is a mere grain of sand in the cosmic sea………. Then the collective human race is but an atom in the vast enormity of which the universe is.

  • GoldenGateNum9 says:

    The beautiful Cosmos!, oh yeah i gotta pay the cocksucking tax man £4000 within 30 days.. the tingling of the spine as Carl Sagan speaks about was the severe scoliosis my baby sister started to develop which she suffered with which she had to have a seriously painful & agonising spinal fusion at 16 years of age.
    The list goes on.. but I wouldn’t wanna bore you with more ugliness of what this universe also holds

    Oh what a wonderful & majestic universe it is indeed,

    Isn’t nature exquisite?

  • John Smith says:

    we are ants. less than ants even. less than molecules.

  • T4TUT says:

    This is the Internet; fcuk Scientologists (and Creationists for that matter) :)

  • T4TUT says:

    try using an ad-blocker, google chrome has several that actually work on youtube

  • chaoszieg says:

    Yeah, them Scientists dunno whats what. Telling us bullshieet like evil-ution and global warming. Dun they know it was all Jeezuz.

  • fred5399 says:

    this is America fuck science.

  • ironis24 says:

    I don’t have adverts enabled!! Even if I wanted I couldn’t

  • GoldenGateNum9 says:


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