Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Astrophysicist

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At supersonic speeds, air cannot smoothly part for you. You must pierce it, which largely accounts for the difference in fuselage designs between subsonic and supersonic planes. For this reason, the air on your body, if ejecting at these speeds, might as well be a brick wall.

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When Maverick ejected at Mach 10.5, he was going 7,000 mph, giving him 400 million joules of kinetic energy — the explosive power of 100 kg of TNT. A situation that human physiology is not designed to survive. So, no. Maverick does not walk away from this. He be dead. Very dead.

In this year’s @TopGunMovie , they dangerously fly under the radar, through a narrow, winding canyon to destroy a target, avoiding multiple banks of surface-to-air missiles. But why not first take out the missile banks? Could then fly without daredevil maneuvers. Just sayin’.

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As stunning an image of our nearby universe as I have seen. Deep within the Eagle Nebula, find the “Pillars of Creation,” a stellar nursery made famous by the Hubble Telescope. Now laid bare by the infrared cameras of the @NASAWebb  telescope.

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If women ran the country, and they passed laws affecting men’s reproductive organs, I wonder what the men would do?

Politicians lie to us because, deep down, we want them to. It’s hard for them to get elected when they tell the truth.

Democracy — of the people, by the people, and for the people — is so fragile that you can vote it out of existence. Just select candidates who will only accept the election results if they win.

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Total Lunar eclipse tonight, after midnight, The Full Moon will pass into & out of Earth’s conical shadow in space. This long-and-boring event unfolds between 1:09am and 4:49am Pacific Time. Convert to your time zone. If it’s nighttime on Earth, the event is visible to you.

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His passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake. But it's not empty. Think of it as a kind of vacuum energy permeating the fabric of spacetime that defies measure. Stephen Hawking, RIP 1942-2018.

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Evidence collected over many years, obtained from many locations, indicates that the power of Prayer is insufficient to stop bullets from killing school children.

In school, students cheat because the system values high grades more than students value learning.

Odd. No one is in denial of America’s Aug 21 total solar eclipse. Like Climate Change, methods & tools of science predict it.

When did it become okay to be more offended by what someone with no power says than by what someone with power does?

You Matter. Unless you multiply yourself by the speed of light squared. Then you Energy.

Imagine how much more advanced society would be today if women, who comprise half the world’s brain power, were socially & intellectually enfranchised from the beginning of civilization.

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