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Carl Sagan, Astrophysicist from Cornell University

Carl Sagan.

Carl Sagan, astrophysicist from Cornell University, author of "The Cosmic Connection" and a member of the Viking team conducting the Mars exploration, visited Fermilab last week. He spoke at the fourth Bicentennial Lecture to a full house of Fermilab people and surrounding community residents. His slides of photos taken by the Mars mission and his 90-minute talk about the problems and discoveries of the Mars voyage held his audience spellbound.

"The spectacular scenery we see on Mars gives me a remarkable tug to walk right into the pictures," he said. "Our results are astonishing, positive. Clearly we have found something interesting there."