Neil deGrasse Tyson Puts Earth's Smallness Into Perspective

  • 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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  • Andrew Parker
    Andrew Parker  2 days back

    5:47 omg his laugh

    • pzych0p4th
      pzych0p4th  2 days back

      I could listen to Neil deGrasse Tyson for the rest of my life just explaining everything in existence! He explains everything so well, in terms of science and as he so gently put it "not dumbed down" yet you still understand what he's talking about, that's just how good he is, besides being the most awesome dude!

      • anima leal
        anima leal  4 days back

        Nice joker laugh Neil

        • Aliens On Dope
          Aliens On Dope  5 days back

          I read the book. It's really good. I read it in less than a day. Worth it!

          • King Oscar
            King Oscar  6 days back

            We are so small there may already be an alien civilization out there that don't even notice us because we are so small.

            • Miguel Barlaan
              Miguel Barlaan  1 weeks back

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

              • rupert.
                rupert.  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                  • adnan johansson
                    adnan johansson  2 weeks back

                    When you try to sound smart

                    • Shakar Garmeny
                      Shakar Garmeny  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                        Size, like time, is relative.

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

                        • Cody Burris
                          Cody Burris  2 weeks back

                          He roasted pluto

                          • MistaFreeman1
                            MistaFreeman1  2 weeks back

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

                            • VA FUN Cool
                              VA FUN Cool  2 weeks back

                              dude is passionate!

                              • Loki Loki
                                Loki Loki  2 weeks 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  2 weeks back

                                  He is my favorite astrophysicist!

                                  • InEdA Diknow
                                    InEdA Diknow  2 weeks back

                                    He makes space sound so sexy 😹

                                    • I Am Legend
                                      I Am Legend  2 weeks back

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

                                      • GhostOfAbe
                                        GhostOfAbe  2 weeks back

                                        Neil deGrasse Tyson is sexy. Period.

                                        • Luca Frankchetta
                                          Luca Frankchetta  3 weeks back

                                          Protect this man at all costs

                                          • Wissam Sitto
                                            Wissam Sitto  3 weeks back

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

                                            • Luis_Latino
                                              Luis_Latino  3 weeks back

                                              "BUT IN HARRY POTTER"

                                              • Nicolaus Copernicus
                                                Nicolaus Copernicus  3 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  3 weeks back

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

                                                  • Ernesto Solis
                                                    Ernesto Solis  3 weeks back

                                                    Astrophysics Black Guy

                                                    • MassivaRiot
                                                      MassivaRiot  3 weeks back

                                                      That "handshake" sent shivers down my spine

                                                      • Rudrajit Paul
                                                        Rudrajit Paul  3 weeks back

                                                        He went complete joker at 5:48 😂😂😂

                                                        • shogun 012
                                                          shogun 012  3 weeks back

                                                          he sounds like a pompous dufus

                                                          • Luke Anderson
                                                            Luke Anderson  4 weeks back

                                                            2:01 we still love you Pluto

                                                            • WhitnAle01
                                                              WhitnAle01  4 weeks back

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

                                                              • ExuberantRaptor
                                                                ExuberantRaptor  4 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  1 months back

                                                                  4:21 go off

                                                                  • matias pepe
                                                                    matias pepe  1 months back

                                                                    Neil just makes you feel happy

                                                                    • Alec Williams
                                                                      Alec Williams  1 months back

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

                                                                    • Nancy Kipyator
                                                                      Nancy Kipyator  1 months back

                                                                      Neil laughs like an evil genius that actually lives in space

                                                                      • Peggy Trawick
                                                                        Peggy Trawick  1 months back

                                                                        The Universe is infinite.

                                                                        • Peggy Trawick
                                                                          Peggy Trawick  1 months back

                                                                          Nirvana means nothingness. We don’t exist.

                                                                          • AXED Dephrai
                                                                            AXED Dephrai  1 months back

                                                                            That book is great, I recommend it 100%

                                                                            • Karen Herbert
                                                                              Karen Herbert  1 months back

                                                                              or this:

                                                                              • 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!
                                                                                            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!
                                                                                              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!


                                                                                          • Jackie L.
                                                                                            Jackie L.  2 months back

                                                                                            currently reading this book

                                                                                            • Jean Redman-Roberts
                                                                                              Jean Redman-Roberts  2 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