1. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, had an unprecedented rollout in 180 countries, making it the most-watched National Geographic series ever. Variety reports:

A whopping 135 million people — including 45 million in the U.S. — watched at least some of the 13-part science series, National Geographic Channel announced today. Overall, it aired on all 90 National Geographic Channels as well as 120 Fox-branded channels in 125 countries, making this the largest global launch ever for a television series.


If you haven’t heard our interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, listen to it here.  View in High-Res

    Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, had an unprecedented rollout in 180 countries, making it the most-watched National Geographic series ever. Variety reports:

    A whopping 135 million people — including 45 million in the U.S. — watched at least some of the 13-part science series, National Geographic Channel announced today. Overall, it aired on all 90 National Geographic Channels as well as 120 Fox-branded channels in 125 countries, making this the largest global launch ever for a television series.

    If you haven’t heard our interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson, listen to it here. 

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  1. "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson 


Two anonymous art students, who go by the moniker dangerdust, have been creating gorgeous hand-lettered and illustrated chalkboards featuring inspiring quotes from literary and public figures. 
via Colossal
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    "The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you." - Neil deGrasse Tyson 

    Two anonymous art students, who go by the moniker dangerdust, have been creating gorgeous hand-lettered and illustrated chalkboards featuring inspiring quotes from literary and public figures. 

    via Colossal

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  1. Posted on 28 April, 2014

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    Reblogged from fieldguidetobirds

    kateoplis:

“For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.”

— Carl Sagan


You can hear our interview with current Comos host Neil deGrasse Tyson here. View in High-Res

    kateoplis:

    For small creatures such as we, the vastness is bearable only through love.
     Carl Sagan

    You can hear our interview with current Comos host Neil deGrasse Tyson here.

    (Source: fieldguidetobirds)

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  1. Audio Highlight:

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson briefly considered exotic dancing

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  1. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shares some of the big questions  astronomers are working to answer:


We can measure the influence of this thing we call dark energy which is forcing an acceleration of the expanding universe. We don’t know what that is, we don’t know anything about it, other than what it’s doing to the universe.
Then 85 percent of the gravity of the universe has a point of origin about which we know nothing. We account for all the matter and energy that we’re familiar with, measure up how much gravity it should have, it’s about one-sixth of the gravity that’s actually operating on the universe. We call that dark matter, but what we should call it is “dark gravity.” We don’t know what that is either.
We don’t know how [Earth] went from inanimate organic molecules to self-replicating life. We got top people working on that as well.
We don’t know what was around before the universe. We don’t know what is at the center of a black hole. We don’t know whether or not the universe is actually one of many in a multiverse. We want to know if there’s life thriving in under ice oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
… But my favorite question is one that we don’t even know to ask yet because it’s a question that would arise upon answering these questions I just delivered to you. … If you’re a scientist and you have to have an answer, even in the absence of data, you’re not going to be a good scientist.


photo via NASA View in High-Res

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shares some of the big questions  astronomers are working to answer:

    We can measure the influence of this thing we call dark energy which is forcing an acceleration of the expanding universe. We don’t know what that is, we don’t know anything about it, other than what it’s doing to the universe.

    Then 85 percent of the gravity of the universe has a point of origin about which we know nothing. We account for all the matter and energy that we’re familiar with, measure up how much gravity it should have, it’s about one-sixth of the gravity that’s actually operating on the universe. We call that dark matter, but what we should call it is “dark gravity.” We don’t know what that is either.

    We don’t know how [Earth] went from inanimate organic molecules to self-replicating life. We got top people working on that as well.

    We don’t know what was around before the universe. We don’t know what is at the center of a black hole. We don’t know whether or not the universe is actually one of many in a multiverse. We want to know if there’s life thriving in under ice oceans of Jupiter’s moon Europa.

    … But my favorite question is one that we don’t even know to ask yet because it’s a question that would arise upon answering these questions I just delivered to you. … If you’re a scientist and you have to have an answer, even in the absence of data, you’re not going to be a good scientist.

    photo via NASA

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  1. Posted on 26 February, 2014

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    Reblogged from josiefeeniee

    OK, but this tho. 

(Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson) View in High-Res

    OK, but this tho.

    (Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson)

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  1. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a 13-part series on Fox called Cosmos : A Spacetime Odyssey, recalling Carl Sagan’s 1980 series about the wonders of the universe. Tomorrow we’ll talk about space exploration, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the unsolved mysteries of the universe, and Tyson’s remarkable career.

photo of Tyson from The Cosmos trailer via geeksofdoom View in High-Res

    Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host a 13-part series on Fox called Cosmos : A Spacetime Odyssey, recalling Carl Sagan’s 1980 series about the wonders of the universe. Tomorrow we’ll talk about space exploration, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, the unsolved mysteries of the universe, and Tyson’s remarkable career.

    photo of Tyson from The Cosmos trailer via geeksofdoom

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  1. iwilleatyourzombieface:

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Why Exploring Space Still Matters (via @morningedition)

    iwilleatyourzombieface:

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    Why Exploring Space Still Matters (via @morningedition)

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