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Have You Heard The Message Carl Sagan Sent To Mars For Future Explorers To Find?

You haven't? That's because you haven't explored Mars yet. Yes, that's right. I said yet.WARNING: If you're a Star Trek/sci-fi fan like myself, have tissues handy; the prospect of interplanetary travel becoming a reality might make you a little teary.

Have You Heard The Message Carl Sagan Sent To Mars For Future Explorers To Find?


Carl Sagan recorded this message a few months before he died in 1996. In May of 2008 it was sent to Mars on a DVD with the Phoenix spacecraft for future explorers on Mars to find. It's a good thing YouTube exists to preserve and share things like this today because by the time human explorers actually get to Mars and find that DVD, DVD players probably won't even be a thing anymore.

Need a mood boost to help you sail through the weekend? Here are 10 moments that brought joy to our hearts and a smile to our faces this week. Enjoy!

1. How much does this sweet little boy adore his baby sister? So darn much.

Oh, to be loved with this much enthusiasm! The sheer adoration on his face. What a lucky little sister.

2. Teens raise thousands for their senior trip, then donate it to their community instead.

When it came time for Islesboro Central School's Class of 2021 to pick the destination for their senior class trip, the students began eyeing a trip to Greece or maybe even South Korea. But in the end, they decided to donate $5,000 they'd raised for the trip to help out their community members struggling in the wake of the pandemic instead.

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