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We are the Universe

What’s better than a bunch of individual videos narrated by Lawrence Krauss, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Carl Sagan? One epic video with all three of them. Check it out:

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We Went to the Moon, and We Discovered Earth…

There is a new Neil deGrasse Tyson video out about space exploration. To call it inspirational would be an understatement.

NASA’s Budget

NASA’s budget in 2012 is projected to be four-tenths of one single penny for every dollar we spend. The budget as percentage of total spending has not been this low since 1959.

How much would you pay for the Universe? 

 

Neil deGrasse Tyson Was Asked What the Most Astounding Fact About the Universe Was…

This was his answer. We are stardust.

We Are In the Universe, and the Universe is in Us

It is the most intriguing story we know of: our existence here is dependent on extraordinary processes that happened on a nearly incomprehensible scale. The death of stars, the explosions, the unbelievable carnage that allowed our Universe to have such a rich chemistry eventually led to the existence of reproducing forms in a tiny, insignificant corner of some random galaxy.

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains this amazing scientific and true story about our shared history and our connection with everything around us. Let us keep asking questions and keep inquiring. That’s the spirit of science, and it’s an endeavor that will, from time to time, take your breath away.

Just When You Think You’re Asking A Wise and Profound Question…

Neil deGrasse Tyson answers an incredibly stupid question with an incredibly poetic and beautiful response.

I would request that my body in death be buried not cremated, so that the energy content contained within it gets returned to the earth, so that flora and fauna can dine upon it, just as I have dined upon flora and fauna during my lifetime.

Maybe somebody smarter than I…

Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a vivid explanation of the “God of the Gaps” phenomenon. It is nice to be reminded of how even one of the smartest people in the world, Isaac Newton, mixed his scientific findings with all kinds of superstition.