Neil deGrasse Tyson – The Most Astounding Fact



Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked what was the most astounding fact about the universe….. I think he nailed it with this answer.

Neil continues:

“When I reflect on that fact, I look up – many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant you want to feel like a participant in the goings on of activities and events around you That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…”

THANKS:

– Neil deGrasse Tyson for his inspiring words
– Brian Cox for reigniting my love of science
– And my amazing wife Beck for putting up with me whilst i worked on this project

CREDITS

Narration: TIME Magazine’s “10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson”
youtube.com/watch?v=wiOwqDmacJo

Music: “To Build a Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson
cinematicorchestra.com

Earth Texture Map – NOAA/USGS/MODIS/stockli/Tor Øra
Earth Texture Clouds – Tor Øra
Mars Texture Map – Caltech/JPL/USGS/NASA/Tor Øra
Moon Texture Map – USGS/Hubble ESA Info Centre/Tor Øra
Venus Texture Map – NASA/JPL
Jupiter Texture Map – http://textures.forrest.cz
Human Eye – Petr Novák, Wikipedia
Milky Way – Luis Argerich
The Carina Nebula – NASA, ESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)
The Eskimo Nebula – NASA, Andrew Fruchter and the ERO Team [Sylvia Baggett (STScI), Richard Hook
(ST- ECF), Zoltan Levay (STScI)]
Asteroid Field – James Allen

Created in After Effects by David Pickering

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