Neil deGrasse Tyson Puts Earth's Smallness Into Perspective

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  • Published: 02 May 2017
  • 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' author Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us Earthlings that we're less 'center of the universe' and more 'pale blue dot.'

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  • Miguel Barlaan
    Miguel Barlaan  14 hours back

    Neil's laugh sounds just like Heath Ledger's and Joaquin Phoenix's Joker

    • rupert.
      rupert.  1 days back

      Because the atoms in our body come from stars - you could say that for the very brief time that we exist as a species, and where we atomically come from the universe is aware of its own existence.

      • Dj Ellis
        Dj Ellis  2 days back

        Sounds like a lunatic with a tinfoil hat to me. Oh buy his book 🙄

        • adnan johansson
          adnan johansson  3 days back

          When you try to sound smart

          • Shakar Garmeny
            Shakar Garmeny  4 days back

            i feel bad that when he said "my soul is in this book" i thought "how many hocruxes does he have" (somebody wanna bring me back to reality?)

            • Cory D
              Cory D  4 days back

              Size, like time, is relative.

              I say this to myself all the time to make myself feel better.

              • Cody Burris
                Cody Burris  4 days back

                He roasted pluto

                • MistaFreeman1
                  MistaFreeman1  5 days back

                  When he dies I got dibs on being the next black physicist.

                  • VA FUN Cool
                    VA FUN Cool  6 days back

                    dude is passionate!

                    • Loki Loki
                      Loki Loki  7 days back

                      I would love to contemplate and duscuss the universe with this guy. It shows the passion he has for his work.

                      • Loki Loki
                        Loki Loki  7 days back

                        He is my favorite astrophysicist!

                        • InEdA Diknow
                          InEdA Diknow  1 weeks back

                          He makes space sound so sexy 😹

                          • I Am Legend
                            I Am Legend  1 weeks back

                            He laughs like that guy," Bra look at this dude."

                            • GhostOfAbe
                              GhostOfAbe  1 weeks back

                              Neil deGrasse Tyson is sexy. Period.

                              • Luca Frankchetta
                                Luca Frankchetta  1 weeks back

                                Protect this man at all costs

                                • Wissam Sitto
                                  Wissam Sitto  2 weeks back

                                  His laughter reminded me of the Joker's laughter during the movie

                                  • Luis_Latino
                                    Luis_Latino  2 weeks back

                                    "BUT IN HARRY POTTER"

                                    • Nicolaus Copernicus
                                      Nicolaus Copernicus  2 weeks back

                                      Geez read a book with actual repeatable information or something unreal. Is the earth rotating? No!, The sea earth globe and it's monstrous hypothetical motions, Flat Earth conspiracy, Kings Dethroned, Is the earth a globe whirling in space?, Terra Firma, The Flat Earth, 200 proofs earths not a spinning ball, Zetetic astronomy, Zetetic cosmogony, Greatest lie on earth, The earth a plane, The shape of the earth, The shape of the world, The terrestrial plane

                                      • Ernesto Solis
                                        Ernesto Solis  2 weeks back

                                        How can someone be so sane and insane at the same time.

                                        • Ernesto Solis
                                          Ernesto Solis  2 weeks back

                                          Astrophysics Black Guy

                                          • MassivaRiot
                                            MassivaRiot  2 weeks back

                                            That "handshake" sent shivers down my spine

                                            • Rudrajit Paul
                                              Rudrajit Paul  2 weeks back

                                              He went complete joker at 5:48 😂😂😂

                                              • shogun 012
                                                shogun 012  2 weeks back

                                                he sounds like a pompous dufus

                                                • Luke Anderson
                                                  Luke Anderson  3 weeks back

                                                  2:01 we still love you Pluto

                                                  • WhitnAle01
                                                    WhitnAle01  3 weeks back

                                                    He has a way with words. It's almost sensual.

                                                    • ExuberantRaptor
                                                      ExuberantRaptor  3 weeks back

                                                      If he read me a bed story I would be up all night questioning and contemplating everything that is that story xD

                                                      • Ander Naugle
                                                        Ander Naugle  3 weeks back

                                                        4:21 go off

                                                        • matias pepe
                                                          matias pepe  4 weeks back

                                                          Neil just makes you feel happy

                                                          • Alec Williams
                                                            Alec Williams  4 weeks back

                                                            There needs to be an audiobook with him reading his book to me

                                                          • Nancy Kipyator
                                                            Nancy Kipyator  4 weeks back

                                                            Neil laughs like an evil genius that actually lives in space

                                                            • Peggy Trawick
                                                              Peggy Trawick  4 weeks back

                                                              The Universe is infinite.

                                                              • Peggy Trawick
                                                                Peggy Trawick  4 weeks back

                                                                Nirvana means nothingness. We don’t exist.

                                                                • AXED Dephrai
                                                                  AXED Dephrai  4 weeks back

                                                                  That book is great, I recommend it 100%

                                                                  • Karen Herbert
                                                                    Karen Herbert  1 months back

                                                                    or this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq4uCWtQE24

                                                                    • Luis Colin
                                                                      Luis Colin  1 months back

                                                                      NDGT is fantastic.... i wish i was fruends with him

                                                                      • Patitapaban Pati
                                                                        Patitapaban Pati  1 months back

                                                                        this is book is costly in India reduce prices

                                                                        • Noyoucannothavemywifipassword !

                                                                          That was seriously beautiful.

                                                                          • greg the groove :: drum covers

                                                                            5:40 Neil’s version of THUG LIFE (cue Sippin on gin N Juice)

                                                                            • Flip Kaifer
                                                                              Flip Kaifer  1 months back

                                                                              Oof the comparison to Chris Pratt did not age well these last 2 years.

                                                                              • Kryspi Ox
                                                                                Kryspi Ox  1 months back

                                                                                Damn Neil, you brought a tear to my eye.

                                                                                • John Digsby
                                                                                  John Digsby  1 months back

                                                                                  yes please.. please do a google search "pale blue dot" and marvel at the pictures.
                                                                                  Now that's evidence!
                                                                                  lol
                                                                                  nasa: theres water on mars
                                                                                  gulibile funder: okay ill buy into that
                                                                                  6 months goes by
                                                                                  gullible funder: what have ya got?
                                                                                  nasa: here are some lovely artist renditions and these, sorry for the mixed quality... are real photos.. yah...

                                                                                  • Jhon Voyage
                                                                                    Jhon Voyage  1 months back

                                                                                    @John Digsby You doesn't even understand or care what is really happening simpleton.
                                                                                    And you are happy that you are dumb.
                                                                                    You are just a pathetic looser.

                                                                                  • John Digsby
                                                                                    John Digsby  1 months back

                                                                                    @Jhon Voyage
                                                                                    you just gave a bunch of reasons why what i said is true.
                                                                                    you seem a bit fanatical.. tone it down next time..

                                                                                  • Jhon Voyage
                                                                                    Jhon Voyage  1 months back

                                                                                    @John Digsby
                                                                                    I actually do believe that this world is in control of the powerful and the freemasonic deceivers and liars. But that conclusion doesn't come from denying Space!
                                                                                    That's just stupid, and you see, that's why they never bother to debunk these Moon hoaxers, or Flat Earthers, because they are happy in that world of theirs, and they will never ask the real answers, like you did. You think you have something in your hand, and you will never try to research and find anything else till you are happy with that decoy in your hand!
                                                                                    Do you get it?
                                                                                    Reporters getting disappear, prosecutors, judges, yet nobody raise an eyebrow, but the earth is flat, WOOOOOWWWW! Thats HUUUUGE.
                                                                                    We never went to the Moon, WOOOOOOOW, the government is such a bad guy! They faked the landing, blabla.
                                                                                    You blind fools are playing in the sandbox of the government, while they kill and steal your toys from behind your backs.
                                                                                    You are like the other people who are simply too dumb to realise how stupid they are. And you will never ask the real questions, because you simply been baited with something obvious, to make sure even the simpletons can chew on for years without even realising the real deception in front of their nose. Idiot. Next time try to research the Watergate, or the Agent Orange, or the Cicada conspiracy. than you will be dead like any journalist who tried to investigate it. That is something that you would never even be able to think about.
                                                                                    Live your pathetic life in that government provided little sandbox, and keep bury your head into the sand moose head!

                                                                                  • John Digsby
                                                                                    John Digsby  1 months back

                                                                                    @Jhon Voyage
                                                                                    nothing is neutral.. do you understand.
                                                                                    its obvious our research didnt meet the same conclusion.. and thats okay.. you got whatever you got and i got what i got.

                                                                                    you okay with what you got
                                                                                    im okay with what i got
                                                                                    Go yell at someone else because you think they have the problem.. If you dont think this world is under control of powerful people and if you can ignore all the fraud that ushered darwinian evolution into existence and if ya dont care to answer any of the Big Questions then of course your research is gonna be bias.

                                                                                    nuff said.

                                                                                  • Jhon Voyage
                                                                                    Jhon Voyage  1 months back

                                                                                    @John Digsby Damn man, Ok, I try to lower it to your level.
                                                                                    NASA pay money to SpaceX for the Falcon resupply missions. NASA is like a house owner, SpaceX is like a house mover company. House owner pay to mover for bringing furniture! Doesn't mean house owner owns mover company after pay!
                                                                                    Do.
                                                                                    You.
                                                                                    Understand.
                                                                                    Now?
                                                                                    Space is neutral, just like the Moon and any other celestial bodies, including asteroids, comets dwarf planets, and planets.
                                                                                    By the way, tell the Chinese Space Agency that NASA owns space,.... good luck with that. Where have you read this info anyway?
                                                                                    Oh, I know, on your bed sheet in the asylum!
                                                                                    Nobody has to sign anything about space travel to NASA, you think there are a Boss Space Agency?
                                                                                    And you think you are the one who knows something? That's Dunning-Kruger in full force! You basically suck those things from a dumb lamb tits! :DDD
                                                                                    Here, chew on this and choke on it Simpleton. :D You are some quality dumb sonofagun!


                                                                                    https://www.britannica.com/event/Outer-Space-Treaty

                                                                                • Jackie L.
                                                                                  Jackie L.  1 months back

                                                                                  currently reading this book

                                                                                  • Jean Redman-Roberts
                                                                                    Jean Redman-Roberts  1 months back

                                                                                    To see a world in a grain of sand, and heaven in a wild flower, is to hold the earth in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour. Blake

                                                                                    • Melissa Williams
                                                                                      Melissa Williams  1 months back

                                                                                      Back in my day, Pluto was a planet lol

                                                                                      • Judgy Judgerton
                                                                                        Judgy Judgerton  1 months back

                                                                                        Science and faith can go hand in hand.

                                                                                        • Chris Summers
                                                                                          Chris Summers  1 months back

                                                                                          Dark matter dark energy
                                                                                          Atoms molecules traceable through stars

                                                                                          • Chris Summers
                                                                                            Chris Summers  1 months back

                                                                                            We're a speck
                                                                                            Saturn jupiter
                                                                                            Rotate fast. Saturn rotates every 10 hours

                                                                                            • jehjeh
                                                                                              jehjeh  1 months back

                                                                                              Dis guy are bambozzling you guys