Neil deGrasse Tyson Talks Asteroids With 9-Year-Old Boy In Michigan
“During a question-and-answer session, a 9-year-old boy named Jacob got into a riveting exchange with famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the various ways to stop an asteroid headed toward Earth. But the kid doesn’t simply ask his question, sit down and listen to the answer. Nope, he’s ready for this moment, peppering the host of the Fox TV series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" with followup questions and alternate scenarios."
Jacob for President (in 2044)!!!
Some claim that Evolution is just a theory, as if it were merely an opinion.
I have discovered further supporting evidence for my Tyson Theories of General and Special Relative Awesomeness, they are basically fact at this point.
Celebrate Cosmos returning to TV by looking back at this lost episode of Carl Sagan’s original.
This pork volcano … tell me more. We are all made of star stuff, and bacon.
Neil’s message perfectly encapsulates the feeling of yugen, an awareness of the universe that triggers emotional responses too deep and powerful for words.
The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you
I was waiting for someone to GIF-ify Neil deGrasse Tyson’s tribute to Carl Sagan and how we make an impact on others from this week’s episode of It’s Okay To Be Smart, but I guess I gotta do everything myself! :)
I want this on a poster. Someone should make it into a poster.
I went to Washington D.C. last week to attend an event honoring the late Carl Sagan. I met Bill Nye. And Neil deGrasse Tyson said some wonderful things, because that’s what he does.
Here’s a video about it.
Who are we, if not measured by our impact on others? That’s who we are! We’re not who we say we are, we’re not who we want to be — we are the sum of the influence and impact that we have, in our lives, on others.
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Carl Sagan at yesterday’s Library of Congress event celebrating Sagan.
Neil captured it perfectly yesterday. So lucky to have been in that room. Gave me chills.
Sagan was so good, so passionate, so dedicated to delivering and defending the beauty of science. If we are measured by our impact on others, and I believe that we are, then Carl Sagan stands with his head grazing the stars themselves.
How many times do you think Neil deGrasse Tyson has sat in front of his mirror and practiced that “we’ve got a bad ass over here” move that put him in the GIF Hall of Fame so that he can do it on command for the camera?
I think the answer is, at the very least, 13.
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