Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Military/Space Alliance Runs Deep

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  • Published: 12 September 2018
  • The author of 'Accessory to War' describes his realization that, despite the tendency for members of the space sciences to lean anti-war, there has long been a connection between their field and the art of modern warfare.

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  • Hossman84
    Hossman84  4 days back

    Am i the only one that noticed "Our moon is 5 times the mass of Pluto", as he holds up 4 fingers.

    • daffidavit
      daffidavit  6 days back

      Neil recalls an old Bing Crosby movie (An American Yankee?) where Bing goes back to the middle ages and brings along his "almanac" that has data about solar eclipses for the last thousand years. He's about to be either burned at the stake or hanged. Just before Bing Crosby is about to die, he looks at his almanac and cites a made up incantation. Suddenly the Sun goes dark and everybody screams in fear. The medieval crowd bows down to the Yankee and he becomes a God.
      I don't know if Neil de Grasse Tyson has stolen this scene or whether Christopher Columbus really knew about the lunar eclipse. I doubt Columbus knew exactly the time of the eclipse and whether the natives were there to appreciate this, but it was a cool part of a good Bing Crosby movie I watched as a kid.

      • Kian De Boeck
        Kian De Boeck  1 weeks back

        doesnt neptune then also cross plutos orbit xD

        • Call Me Spence
          Call Me Spence  3 weeks back

          If i was still a kid, I'd want NDT to read me a bedtime story instead of my mom. 😂

          • J PR
            J PR  3 weeks back

            I am thankful for the space program as it gave us Tang

            • J PR
              J PR  3 weeks back

              The Columbus anecdote was referenced in the 1950s Bing Crosby movie “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court”

              • Chris Clark
                Chris Clark  1 months back

                So now Ive heard Neil tell the Columbus moon story in 2 totally different ways. On JRE he said the moon would turn blood red if they didnt comply. Now he says it would disappear. Hmmmmm
                Old men and their stories

                • Daniel Dow
                  Daniel Dow  1 months back

                  I appreciate the skill and energy he uses to keep people entertained and distracted from the truth.. He is a misinformation expert..

                  • james mullins
                    james mullins  2 months back

                    America was funding the Nazis

                    • james mullins
                      james mullins  2 months back

                      they where Nazis. If your going to talk about it do it right. Nazis= NASA

                      • james mullins
                        james mullins  2 months back

                        what scientific studied has been done to know the mass of the moon? Does anyone have any idea?

                        • Lawrence D’Oliveiro
                          Lawrence D’Oliveiro  2 months back

                          The Second World War was to clean up the mess from the First World War.


                          The First World War? That was mainly because Britain and France didn’t want Germany coming and muscling in on their empires. So they destroyed the newly-industrialized nation. And laid the seeds for a ruthless strongman to arise from the ashes.

                          • John Stratton
                            John Stratton  2 months back

                            They’re like....best friends

                            • crustielandroxx333
                              crustielandroxx333  2 months back

                              Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson is a national treasure :)

                              • Marco Peña
                                Marco Peña  2 months back

                                3:20
                                Columbus using a puny eclipse to scare and impress Caribes...
                                -Laughs in Mayan (Quiché)

                                • Ja'Nasia Price
                                  Ja'Nasia Price  2 months back

                                  “pluto had it comin.” 💀💀

                                  • jesus garcia
                                    jesus garcia  2 months back

                                    who made go\ taht plutoits not a palnet tat's the quetion

                                    • Blackball
                                      Blackball  2 months back

                                      7:22..." bad and they're comin @ you "

                                      • Lindalee Law
                                        Lindalee Law  2 months back

                                        So Rod Serling was,right

                                        • CC
                                          CC  2 months back

                                          On speed and meth lol

                                          • Bobby Boucher
                                            Bobby Boucher  2 months back

                                            i feel like he's been dabbling with some energy enhancing powder lately

                                            • Victor Unbea
                                              Victor Unbea  2 months back

                                              There is evidence that , for a while, both Jupiter and Saturn migrated inwards towards the Sun before resonating and heading outwards again. During that time it's most likely that they both crossed many orbits so Dr Tyson's argument is either invalid or removes both of them from his planetary definition.

                                              • Sreekar Pradyumna
                                                Sreekar Pradyumna  3 months back

                                                It amazes me how good Colbert is as a host. The man has perfected the damn artform.

                                                • Peggy Trawick
                                                  Peggy Trawick  3 months back

                                                  We got two men on the moon, what else do you want? A machine was sent to Mars the Red planet was just the color of rust

                                                  • primostire
                                                    primostire  3 months back

                                                    I wish N.D.T was my drug dealer. He would explain my addiction so perfect that i would be honored to spin that glass...

                                                    • primostire
                                                      primostire  3 months back

                                                      Star talk would be awesome if he didn't have doinkers for
                                                      co- hosts/ guests.. Most of the guests could care less about starTalk.lets get some real mofo on that bitch.

                                                      • atomic man
                                                        atomic man  3 months back

                                                        Trivial question should pluto be a planet.. it's more culturally important with our educational system and what we got taught than actually important

                                                        • james88
                                                          james88  3 months back

                                                          Lets change uranus to Madiq

                                                          • Marc Clinton
                                                            Marc Clinton  3 months back

                                                            1,234,561 views... cool

                                                            • Juan Carlos
                                                              Juan Carlos  4 months back

                                                              What a way to mask the fact that NASA was started by Nazis 💁🏿‍♂️

                                                              • Juan Carlos
                                                                Juan Carlos  3 months back

                                                                @Romarina Read about Operation Paperclip

                                                              • Romarina
                                                                Romarina  3 months back

                                                                Juan Carlos how's that?

                                                            • Epic fun Family blog
                                                              Epic fun Family blog  4 months back

                                                              Stephen is really damn smart

                                                              • Renaissance Rules
                                                                Renaissance Rules  4 months back

                                                                Today's India = Germany in 1937 ... scientists running away to POST--Renaissance countries (because the South Asian nation ELECTED disgusting pseudo-scientific terrorist-mentality politicians, like Hitler).
                                                                Don't ever let the Indian pro-establishment make you believe in "REVERSE" brain drain. They are going back to India BECAUSE THEY WERE FIRED FROM THEIR JOBS DURING 2008-12 Financial Crisis. Rings a bell? And because of TRUMP. Also because things are SLIGHTLY cheaper in India.
                                                                While all of my technology-expert friends who support the current Opposition, have already applied for PR in Canada, Norway and the more enlightened part of the world, the Govt. has stopped releasing data of FARMER SUICIDES (estimated to be 1 every hour) until last year. This government is in its second term, while COMMUNAL LYNCHINGS, ABUSE of WOMEN, MINORITIES and TRIBALS is RAPIDLY INCREASING.

                                                                • Mr11ESSE111
                                                                  Mr11ESSE111  4 months back

                                                                  it is fascinated how tyson de Grass are egoistic asshole like most of official public scientists!! he even see fakn video from f-18 and pilot who tape that and that UFO gone but he would say every other retarded excuse now without logic

                                                                  • Mr11ESSE111
                                                                    Mr11ESSE111  4 months back

                                                                    @Montello 90 no i want!! if he and sinilar are so egoistic that means he would not see big UFO sheep even if that ship landing on his nose&head

                                                                  • Montello 90
                                                                    Montello 90  4 months back

                                                                    Black Astro Physicist. Come on, he should be confident. There is ego and then there is arrogance. Give him a break for now at least.

                                                                • JOE NASR
                                                                  JOE NASR  4 months back

                                                                  Who thinks that Tyson is a big baby?

                                                                  • UNITED MONEY
                                                                    UNITED MONEY  4 months back

                                                                    1st time educative funny video

                                                                    • Jon Snow
                                                                      Jon Snow  4 months back

                                                                      i dont get the insult part where neil says the noun is implied. can someone please explain

                                                                      • DaGaming Snake
                                                                        DaGaming Snake  4 months back

                                                                        Personal planet definition: a body of mass created naturally by the universe orbiting a star system and has a second smaller body (also created by the universe) in an orbit around it. Boom

                                                                        • Captain Jack Sparrow
                                                                          Captain Jack Sparrow  4 months back

                                                                          After watching this and then talking to Scientists at the University.
                                                                          "You know, I'm something of a scientist myself."

                                                                          • william jackson
                                                                            william jackson  4 months back

                                                                            I'm a little *alienated* by the beard Stephen

                                                                            • Jason Land
                                                                              Jason Land  4 months back

                                                                              Neil kick ass Tyson

                                                                              • Samm Star
                                                                                Samm Star  4 months back

                                                                                I'm so happy to see all of his appearances on Colbert have almost 2 million views each. Makes me happy for humanity

                                                                                • Hackman
                                                                                  Hackman  4 months back

                                                                                  Neil needs to read Mahabharata and Bhagwat Geeta. Some similar ideologies in there.

                                                                                  • J C
                                                                                    J C  4 months back

                                                                                    Wernher Von Braun also hung the 4 slowest workers in front of his factory every week. Cool rocket though.

                                                                                    • legoman7041
                                                                                      legoman7041  4 months back

                                                                                      What the fuck happened to Stephen? His beard is white for some reason? Why not dye both or dye neither.

                                                                                      • athul reni george
                                                                                        athul reni george  5 months back

                                                                                        Neil de Grasse Tyson is simply the GOAT....

                                                                                        • Excalibruhhh
                                                                                          Excalibruhhh  5 months back

                                                                                          Do Joe Rogan, Trevor Noah, now Colbert show... Somehow this story is still good...

                                                                                          • Vladimir Ferrand
                                                                                            Vladimir Ferrand  5 months back

                                                                                            THE SECOND WORLD WAR HAPPENED COS THE WESTERN COUNTRYS ALLOWED HITLER TO RAISE TO POWER . SUPPORTED FINANCILLY BY ARISTOCRATS FROM GERMANY THEY WANTED A BARRIER AGAINST COMUNIST . LATER HE BECACAME CRAZY AND TRY TO CONQUER THE WORLD AND THEN THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIE FIGHTING TO REPAIR THE MISTAKES OF POLITICIANS . SAME HAPPENED WITH NORIEGA IN PANAMA GADAFI IN LIBIA SADAM IN IRAK BIN LADEN IN AFGANISTAN ETC ETC ALLL THE WAR ARE AVOIDABLE BUT THE POWERFULL COUNTRIES LET THEM HAPPEN

                                                                                            • Dillinger R.
                                                                                              Dillinger R.  6 months back

                                                                                              I call BS on that Columbus story, any long established tribe and whatnot would know what they were looking at.