Synopsis by Alice Day
In the popular PBS series Cosmos, co-written by Dr. Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, the mysteries of the universe are investigated and explained by astronomer/author Dr. Sagan, who also serves as host. In this episode, he takes a look at the Voyager missions to Jupiter and Saturn, and compares the excitement to the adventuring spirit of the early Dutch explorers who traveled unknown seas for the first time. Their discoveries led to further knowledge of previously unheard of wonders and riches, comparable to the invaluable data retrieved by the spacecraft.
astronomy, cosmology, space-exploration, voyage