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Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The universe called me.”


Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist who shares his love of the universe with every single person who’ll listen.


  Neil is a cosmic tie (and vest) collector.  He literally wears the universe!

When I look Up

Nine-year-old Neil deGrasse Tyson looks up and the universe calls him for a lifetime.

Wearing the Universe

Neil deGrasse Tyson wears the universe on his cosmic-themed ties and vests.

30 Second Science with Neil deGrasse Tyson

We give Neil deGrasse Tyson 30 seconds to describe his science and he does "The Matrix" dance.

10 Questions for Neil deGrasse Tyson

We ask Neil deGrasse Tyson 10 questions and watch him on Comedy Central.

About Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist and the Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Nature History.

  • Donald Bradstreet

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    With the dead end at the Yucca Mountain Repository for Radioactive Waste and $9.5 billion spent and no solution. Has anyone asked NASA, about Shipping Nuclear Waste to be incinerated in the sun? Which in its self; is one huge nuclear reactor, right? I realize that solar winds would push a vehicle away from the sun. But wouldn’t the gravitational pull of the sun minimize the fuel needed to ship the waste there.

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    • ZeroSumGame

      Rockets cost a lot of money. Nuclear waste is heavy, so it would take a lot of rockets. The only solution for nuclear waste is to not make it in the first place.

  • Andrew Woodford

    Does the multiverse hypothesis change the Big Bang theory? Is Big Bang safe?

  • umbrarchist

    How is physics relevant to humanity? Obviously we might not exist
    without it on a practical level but how does it matter on a personal and
    social level? Tyson talks about black holes light years away but says
    nothing about a couple of 1000+ foot skyscrapers that supposedly
    “collapsed” a few blocks from his home.

    What about the physics of
    that? But then he tells us about the scientific defects in the movie
    “Gravity” and the errors in the sky of “Titanic”. What does Tyson
    regard as really important in physics? Only if it is light years away
    or in a movie?

    Of course if he had raised the issue in 2002 would he have gotten to do COSMOS?

  • Alex

    God loves Neil deGrasse Tyson and will deliver the earth from ignorance through his word.

    God hath delivered Ebola unto the pagan monkey worshipers of Africa that do not believe in evolution and so eat our ancestors.

    These souls of ignorance and darkness must educate and learn of evolution and run into the bright light of 21st century science otherwise God shalt rain down a river a blood unto African monkey eaters with such force that thou shalt bleed out from thou eyeballs into a river of blood.

    The river of monkey worshiper blood shall roll out into the oceans of Africa and great storms shalt rain blood hither and dither unto anti-evolution worshipers of coastal florida thousands of continents away.

  • ScienceRules

    Neil Tyson and bill Nye are my heroes. I absolutely am in love with any and all sciences.
    Please PBS ..have Neil Tyson featured on Gate’s African American lives. I would love to learn about his family past and the origins of his African ancestry! LOVE this guy!!

  • Neil. Im a huge fan. Its proven that galaxy jumping is physically impossible for us right now. Or it would take (lets say way to long like 24 million light years to long).
    What if our thoughts and soul aside from our physical being are tied to quantum physics? That would mean we could be at any galaxy anywhere in the universe at anytime or maybe even at the same time.

    I reiterate “our thoughts” maybe quantum and our body is physical.

    “Our thoughts” maybe quantum and our “body is physical”.

    The only way to galaxy jump maybe through death. This is not meant to be a morose email, its to shed light that OUR THOUGHTS might be qauntum.

  • Im going to debunk my own theory. What if thoughts are like light.
    Throw a baseball into a glove it stops or reflects.
    Throw light at a glove it stops or reflects. Even thiner mass then light
    throw thought at a person and some times they know exactly what you were thinking.

  • Perhaps the question Im asking is. Are our thoughts a result of quantum physics, or a physical thrust thinner then even light as we know it, or both?

  • Its time we examine where thoughts come from. They come from some where. We can’t deny that.

  • If someone says our thoughts are a manifestation of our physical being. I say thats a cop out. I think our thoughts are our obvious link to the universe. The question is how?

  • Remember people Im talking about our “thoughts”. not our legs arms or bum.

  • Personally, I think thoughts are supremely superior in everyones lives and overtime, everyone is directly effected by there own thoughts, each thought moves moons and planets somewhere in the hyper, super, vast universe as we know it. Godbless!

  • In the scientific community. “Thoughts” need to have a proper value and distinction. Not a physiological value, thats been done. A physical or quantum value.

  • Regardless of your belief’s.”Human thoughts” have a scientific value question mark.

  • David

    Hell Mr. Tyson; In one of your videos on you tub you said algebra was invented by Arabs. Please check it and you will see it was invented by JABER ibn hayyam tartoosi which is Persian (Iranian) also Alghazzali is Iranian and was born in Tus, Iran which is more than 1000 kilometer from closest Arab city I wish you forgive me for my bad English just base on lots of respect I have for you I assumed you should know it. Also Kimia or chemistry was by Iranians Too but just by Arabs force, language of writings was Arabic thank you

    • Malwin Wellham

      Yes, Tyson generalized. I think he meant to say by Muslims. But we westerners always confuse Muslims with Arabs. Not All Muslims are Arabs & not all Arabs are Muslims. However, the word ‘Al’ is from Arabic language.