Universe Essay

Nicole Oshan


ENG 493

Infinite Cosmos and the Wonderful Amazement

The Galaxy is commonly defined as the totality of everything that exists, which include all physical matter and energy, the planets, actors, galaxies, and the contents of intergalactic space. To think about over the vastness that we on the planet are suspended in is, quite frankly, amazing. To be able to encourage this awe and amazement in people through writing is a much greater feat. Carl Sagan, the author of " Pale Green Dot, ” uses size to bring relevance for the perspective we are insignificant and tiny in comparison to the Universe that encompases us. His writing design is reflective, presenting the data in a way that inspires a sense of wonderment in his readers. This feeling of wonderment can also be observed in many of Neil deGrasse Tyson's works, who also accredits Carl Sagan as a main important factor in his scientific interests. Tyson also employs size in his writings, but concentrates more on the insignificance of individuals and their activities in the World. Both of these males apply the use of scale to change the perspective of your place in the Universe when also instilling a sense of amazement and wonderment. Sagan's capacity to convey his ideas has allowed many people to better be familiar with cosmos —simultaneously emphasizing the worthiness and worthiness of the people, and the family member insignificance in the Earth compared to the universe. His insight into the photograph titled " Pale Blue Dot, ” in which earth is viewed as a speck in the vast emptiness with the Universe, gives rise to a sense of amazement, especially when thinking about the scale by which this photo puts into perspective.

" From this distant vantage point, the entire world might not seem to be of particular interest. However for us, it can different. Appear again too dot. That is here, which home, that's us. Upon it everyone you love, everyone you understand, everyone you ever heard of, every man who ever was, lived away his or her lives. The...

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