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Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Neil deGrasse Tyson: My Man, Sir Isaac Newton

Who’s the greatest physicist in history?DeGrasse Tyson:    Isaac Newton.  I mean, just look… You read his writings.  Hair stands up… I don’t have hair there but if I did, it would stand up on the back of my neck.  You read his writings, the man was connected to the universe in ways that I never …

Did The Past Really Happen?

Did The Past Really Happen?

Hey, Vsauce. Michael here. The dog that played Toto in The Wizard of Oz was credited as Toto, but in reality the dog’s name was Terry. And when Terry died in 1945 her owner and trainer Carl Spitz buried her on his ranch in Los Angeles. But in 1958 the Ventura Highway was constructed right …

The Formation of the Solar System in 4K (Ultra HD)

The Formation of the Solar System in 4K (Ultra HD)

Bryce: This is the story of our Earth’s formation four-and-a-half billion years ago, and of a little asteroid called Bennu, who’s also survived until now. We have the team at NASA to thank for bringing us this video. NASA narrator: The Milky Way, home to billions of stars, rising and setting over billions of worlds, …

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

The Fermi Paradox — Where Are All The Aliens? (1/2)

Are we the only living things in the entire universe? The observable universe is about 90 billion light years in diameter. There are at least one hundred billion galaxies, each with one hundred to one thousand billion stars. Recently, we’ve learned that planets are very common too. And, there are probably trillions and trillions of …

Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

Aliens under the Ice – Life on Rogue Planets

Rogue planets are planets that travel through the universe alone. They inhabit the dark and vast space between the stars. Drifting alone through eternal darkness, no light warms their surfaces, and they’re exposed to the freezing cold of outer space. They know no seasons, no days, and no nights, which could give away the passing …

Why You Could Never Be An Astronaut

Why You Could Never Be An Astronaut

This video was made possible by WIX. If you’re ready to create a website, head over to wix.com/go/infographics2019 to try out one of their premium plans right now. In the 1950’s, NASA leadership was in the midst of a debate. They were trying to decide what name was best to call the crew of their …

The True Science of Parallel Universes

The True Science of Parallel Universes

Everyone loves the idea of parallel universes – maybe it’s the appeal of an ideal world where you have second chances and things turn out differently – an alternate reality where you do get into Hogwarts and the Star Wars prequels aren’t made and you finally plug in your asymmetric computer cord correctly on the …

“The Beauty of Calculus,” a Lecture by Steven Strogatz

“The Beauty of Calculus,” a Lecture by Steven Strogatz

– Hello. Good afternoon, everyone. My name is Priya Natarajan, I’m an astrophysicist and faculty member in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale. I also serve currently as the director of the Franke Program in Science and the Humanities. I’m absolutely delighted to welcome you all to the Franke Distinguished Lecture Series. I …