March 6, 2012

The Most Astounding Fact. {Video: Neil DeGrasse Tyson}


This is one of those videos I want to watch shortly before I pass away, peacefully, after a life well-lived.

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”

More NDT.

More videos like this: Feynman. Sagan. Wow. Wow.

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