Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson


Astrophysicist

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Not to worry, the Moon’s been spiraling away from us for nearly 4.5 billion years, shortly after the Solar System was born. Back then,the Moon was in-your-face: It orbited Earth every 8 hours, was 20x closer, 400x larger on the sky, and forced tides 8,000x stronger than today.

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For those among you who, after all these years, still carry a grudge about my role in Pluto’s demotion, please know that since then, Pluto & I have become good friends. So if Pluto can handle the truth, so can you.

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The Universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.

The good thing about Science is that it’s true, whether or not you believe in it.

if you have the urge to argue with my previous Tweet, before you do, please spend 4-mins reading this post: [Text; 1000 words; 4 mins]

First signs of life on Mars, from @NASA’s#ingenuity  helicopter, or not.

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As the lone occupant of Apollo 11’s Command Module, in 1969 he was officially the most isolated human there ever was, while in orbit over the Moon’s far side — 2,200 miles from Neil & Buzz, themselves bounding in the Sea of Tranquility Godspeed Michael Collins (1930 - 2021)

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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.

SCIENTISTS: “We’ve produced the first-ever image of a supermassive Black Hole, 55-million light years away” RESPONSE: “Oooh!” SCIENTISTS: “We’ve concluded that humans are catastrophically warming Earth” RESPONSE: “That conflicts with what I want to be true, so it must be false”

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

Look what happened the last time you didn’t vote.

I dream of a world where the truth is what shapes people's politics, rather than politics shaping what people think is true.

In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

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

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

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