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Carl Sagan quote t-shirt: "Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known." Black soft cotton blend t-shirt is machine washable. Adult sizes. Carl Sagan (1934–1996) grew up in a working-class family in Brooklyn. At age seven, he went to the public library to find out what the stars are. The answer—that the stars are suns, only very far away, and the Sun is a star, but close up—opened boundless vistas in his young mind. He understood that if those countless stars are suns, they might have their own planets. The universe could be teeming with life. The idea was delectable. Sagan also learned about a powerful method, called science, that could help him explore such ideas. He knew then what he wanted to do with his life, and he prepared himself well. He went to the University of Chicago, where he studied biology and physics, and earned his Ph.D. in astrophysics in 1960. His mentors were the geneticists Hermann Muller and Joshua Lederberg, the geochemist Harold Urey, and the planetary astronomer Gerard Kuiper. Three of them were Nobel Laureates. "Ask courageous questions. Do not be satisfied with superficial answers. Be open to wonder and at the same time subject all claims to knowledge, without exception, to critical scrutiny. Be aware of human fallibility. Cherish your species and your planet."—Carl Sagan