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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Comments • 3 742

  • JustAGuyfromLDN
    JustAGuyfromLDN  22 hours back

    He has the freakiest “mad scientist laugh” I’ve ever heard😂

    • Victor Gibson
      Victor Gibson  1 days back

      Cassini is going to descend into Saturn, polluting it's atmosphere. That's amazing and tragic at the same time!

      • emma l
        emma l  5 days back


        • Hansjörg Reister
          Hansjörg Reister  5 days back

          Amen. But if you want to study the parts of physics that rule your life, go and get a book about thermodynamics. It matters...

          • Alexis Obregon
            Alexis Obregon  7 days back

            And THAT is how you advertise your book. Listening to him describe it makes you want to read it as soon as possible.

            • xDS_ 98
              xDS_ 98  1 weeks back

              I would listen to him talking about the universe for 10 hours straight.

              • Dan Shetler
                Dan Shetler  1 weeks back

       Ex CIA Robert David Steele: NASA means "Not A Space Agency"

                • Kevin riser
                  Kevin riser  2 weeks back

                  Such a mind of our time..... With an infectious laugh that's genuine. Love NDT!

                  • Matheus Pontes
                    Matheus Pontes  2 weeks back

                    is it just me,or ir that heath Ledger's laugh?5:48

                    • Benjamin Noble
                      Benjamin Noble  2 weeks back

                      Why does he have a normal mustard colored tie on like Dwight Schrute?

                      Normally his ties transcend time and space

                      • Abbas Haidari
                        Abbas Haidari  3 weeks back

                        Neil deGrasse Tyson knows how to sell a book..

                        • pan banan
                          pan banan  3 weeks back

                          The book is great, I highly recommend it

                          • J PR
                            J PR  3 weeks back

                            Deepak Chopra: “we are the earth, the earth is us”
                            NDT: “we are the universe”

                            • Banana Man
                              Banana Man  4 weeks back

                              Shame poor Pluto

                              • keshav Chaudhary
                                keshav Chaudhary  4 weeks back

                                Rockstar astrophysicist... The idea of oneness is the actual truth. . We all are part of the universe and stars... we all are one... ego is a illusion....

                                • Chao Tee
                                  Chao Tee  1 months back

                                  Neil tyson really has the mad scientist laugh really down 😂

                                  • Hashpotato
                                    Hashpotato  1 months back

                                    tidal warming blew my mind.

                                    • Laura Brus
                                      Laura Brus  1 months back

                                      Third rock from the sun lol 🌎

                                      • Maarten DJ
                                        Maarten DJ  1 months back

                                        Top 10 best Joker laughs number three: 5:46

                                        • K Dude9
                                          K Dude9  1 months back

                                          Def Leppard sucks

                                          • Nik D
                                            Nik D  1 months back

                                            Someone tell this guy, that Copernicus was a nobody in reality and that he resaid what Aristarchus said 2020 years ago, and a long-ago before that nobody Copernicus even existed.

                                            • rent a shill
                                              rent a shill  1 weeks back

                                              @Nik D you are ridicilous with your claims
                                              crackhead nutjob

                                            • Nik D
                                              Nik D  1 weeks back

                                              @rent a shill Yes... right... I know this type of people who talk just to say something... There is no known remaining work by Aristarchus because Copernicus ancestors burned down the library of Alexandria,. Even Copernicus said that he resaid what Aristarchus said 2020 years ago. The Heliocentric model has been provided from many Greeks thousands of years before Copernicus, like Aristarchus, Philolaus, Anaxagoras. He didn't say or invented nothing knew, and he didn't provide any new knowledge. You look funny trying to give science lessons and how science suppose to work to the people who invented science.

                                            • rent a shill
                                              rent a shill  1 weeks back

                                              there is no known remaining work by Aristarchus where he describes his theory. No calculations, no model, no predictions. Nothing. What we know about his theories are from others. There are always “theories,” but in science unless you can provide a model that confirms past observations and predicts future results, you have nothing. Copernicus provided a far more accurate model.

                                          • male
                                            male  1 months back

                                            rip pluto

                                            • Andrew Parker
                                              Andrew Parker  2 months back

                                              5:47 omg his laugh

                                              • pzych0p4th
                                                pzych0p4th  2 months 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  2 months back

                                                  Nice joker laugh Neil

                                                  • Aliens On Dope
                                                    Aliens On Dope  2 months back

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

                                                    • King Oscar
                                                      King Oscar  2 months 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  2 months back

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

                                                        • rupert.
                                                          rupert.  2 months 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  2 months back

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

                                                            • adnan johansson
                                                              adnan johansson  2 months back

                                                              When you try to sound smart

                                                              • Shakar Garmeny
                                                                Shakar Garmeny  2 months 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 months back

                                                                  Size, like time, is relative.

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

                                                                  • Cody Burris
                                                                    Cody Burris  2 months back

                                                                    He roasted pluto

                                                                    • MistaFreeman1
                                                                      MistaFreeman1  2 months back

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

                                                                      • Marco
                                                                        Marco  2 months back

                                                                        dude is passionate!

                                                                        • Loki Loki
                                                                          Loki Loki  2 months 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 months back

                                                                            He is my favorite astrophysicist!

                                                                            • InEdA Diknow
                                                                              InEdA Diknow  2 months back

                                                                              He makes space sound so sexy 😹

                                                                              • I Am Legend
                                                                                I Am Legend  2 months back

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

                                                                                • GhostOfAbe
                                                                                  GhostOfAbe  2 months back

                                                                                  Neil deGrasse Tyson is sexy. Period.

                                                                                  • Luca Frankchetta
                                                                                    Luca Frankchetta  2 months back

                                                                                    Protect this man at all costs

                                                                                    • Wissam Sitto
                                                                                      Wissam Sitto  2 months back

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

                                                                                      • Luis_Latino
                                                                                        Luis_Latino  2 months back

                                                                                        "BUT IN HARRY POTTER"

                                                                                        • Nicolaus Copernicus
                                                                                          Nicolaus Copernicus  2 months 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  2 months back

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

                                                                                            • Ernesto Solis
                                                                                              Ernesto Solis  2 months back

                                                                                              Astrophysics Black Guy

                                                                                              • MassivaRiot
                                                                                                MassivaRiot  2 months back

                                                                                                That "handshake" sent shivers down my spine