Whose drawing am I looking at?

November 18, 2013


“Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.”

This quote by Neil deGrasse Tyson in his comments about Carl Sagan on the occasion of Sagan’s papers being acquired by the Library of Congress.  I read the story here on Brainpickings.

The drawing above is part of the collection that will be in the Library of Congress.  It was created by an eight year old Carl Sagan in 1942.  As an unabashed geek and fan of Sagan, deGrasse Tyson, and most things astronomical, I found this tidbit fascinating.


  1. I love the one headline on the side; Cleveland Life Found On Venus. Would that it was so.

    • It was the Cleveland headline that attracted me, too.

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