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The Next Big Thing

Hear what Neil had to say at the conclusion of the episode "What's the Next Big Thing?"

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Origins

Hear what Neil had to say at the conclusion of the episode "Where Did We Come From?"

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Smart Animals

Hear what Neil had to say at the conclusion of the episode "How Smart Are Animals?"

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The Brain

Hear what Neil had to say at the conclusion of the episode "How Does the Brain Work?"

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Living Forever



 Hear what Neil had to say at the conclusion of the episode "Can We Live Forever?"

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Unknown Unknowns



Hear what Neil had to say at the conclusion of the episode "Can We Make It to Mars?"

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Asking "The Big Questions"


NOVA scienceNOW is changing its format with a new season that tackles some of the biggest questions on people's minds in six specially themed new episodes. We'll be pondering who we are, how we got here, and where things are going.

Premieres Wednesday, Jan. 19th on PBS (please check local listings).

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Welcome to Cosmic Perspective

Our host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, takes a  broad view of all things earthly and astronomical. He wraps up each episode of NOVA scienceNOW with his personal reflections--what he calls "the Cosmic Perspective." These pieces are usually inspired by stories in the show.

On this page, you can watch and comment on these videos. We've posted the Cosmic Perspectives from previous seasons of NOVA scienceNOW, and we'll update with more pieces this winter, the day after each new NOVA scienceNOW program airs.

Let us know what you think. 

Please Note: While you are free to leave questions, this is not a Q&A forum where Neil will be directly responding to questions.

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What Got Neil Interested in Science?



When Neil set up his "Ask an Astrophysicist" booth in Central Park, he got lots of takers. Here, listen in as he describes what inspired him as a boy to pursue science and why we should be thankful for the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Looking Up

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