Listen&Learn: “Cosmos”Jaksyn Peacock
- cosmos: the entire universe
- popular science: a genre of books that explain science in a simple, understandable way
- host: to be the presenter of a TV show
- astronomer: someone who studies space
- documentary: a non-fiction, educational movie or TV series
- remake: a new adaptation of an existing movie or TV show
1. Cosmos was both a book and
Cosmos was both a book and a documentary series.
2. The goal of the book was
The goal of the book was to introduce the general public to astronomy.
3. In 2014,
In 2014, a remake of the Cosmos series aired on TV.
- What are your beliefs about the universe? Do you think there is life on other planets?
Cosmos is a popular science book written by astronomer Carl Sagan. The book was published in 1980, when Sagan was hosting a documentary series with the same name. The goal of both the book and the series was to introduce the general public to astronomy. The book has 13 chapters, which match up with the 13 episodes of the documentary series. At the time, Sagan’s work caused many people to become interested in understanding space and science. In 2014 —18 years after Sagan’s death— a remake of the original Cosmos series aired on TV. Though scientists’ understanding of the universe has grown since 1980, Cosmos is still one of the most famous scientific books ever published.
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Pushpa Pathirana says:
i think universe is everything. This topic helped me to enhance my listening skills as well as i found the new word “Cosmos’
What are your beliefs about the universe? Do you think there is life on other planets?
In my point of view the universe has a lot of things that science already don´t now, the universe is infinite to us and is full of misteries that maybe one day the astronomers and the scientific community will let us know.
And about the life in other planets, I think that there is life in other planets, maybe some microorganisms or animals, and will be so interesting if one day we know more about the existence of others beings out of the Earth planet.
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