Astronaut Chris Hadfield & @neildegrassetyson. First man to record a music video from space, fresh from a recording of @startalkradio, here on earth. Look for the podcast in an upcoming episode.
Humans aren’t as good as we should be in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others, be they humans or other animals on Earth. So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy. Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were ‘reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy.’
Happy Birthday, @neildegrassetyson, from all of us at StarTalk Radio! 🔭🌠
If you continue to rise above the plane of the Milky Way, you would see the beautiful Andromeda galaxy, two and a half million light-years away. It’s the spiral galaxy closest to us, and all the current available data suggest we’re on a collision course, plunging ever deeper into each other’s gravitational embrace. Someday we will be a twisted wreck of strewn stars and colliding gas clouds. Just wait six to seven billion years. With better measurements of our relative motions, astronomers may discover a strong sideways component in addition to the motion that brings us closer together. If so, the Milky Way and Andromeda will instead swing past each other in an elongated orbital space.
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Avis Lang | Space Chronicles : Facing the Ultimate Frontier (via repressedgenius)
So you’re made of detritus [from exploded stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?
Neil deGrasse Tyson, Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (via ellanoi)
Today over 300,000 people marched in ‘The Peoples Climate March’ in New York City; many more thousands marched in cities around the world.
We need to take action for the future.
@neildegrassetyson & Mark Siddall! #science #startalklive