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The letter to Chuck Berry from Carl Sagan


The world, I feel, is still reeling from the news that Chuck Berry passed away. Just today, while going through my Twitter feeds, I found this one. This was a letter written by the late, great Carl Sagan (remember Cosmos?) to Chuck Berry on his 60th birthday. He had me at this:

When they tell you your music will live forever, you can usually be sure they’re exaggerating. But Johnny B. Goode is on the Voyager interstellar records attached to NASA’s Voyager spacecraft — now two billion miles from Earth and bound for the stars. These records will last a billion years or more.

I will just leave this here and let it sink in

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