Carl Sagan

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Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 - December 20, 1996) was an American astronomer and writer. He worked along with the American space program and popularized astronomy with the general public thru a series of non-fiction books and his TV series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" (1980).

Zappa referenced him as a character in Hunchentoot. He made another reference to Sagan in the song Be In My Video, where Zappa sings about "atomic light" and the phrase "billions and billions" which Sagan used heavily in his TV series "Cosmos" and was spoofed by many 1980s comedians.

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