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Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Most Astounding Fact

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

"We are stardust."~ Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Recognize that the very molecules that make up your body, the atoms that construct the molecules, are traceable to the crucibles that were once the centers of high mass stars that exploded their chemically rich guts into the galaxy, enriching pristine gas clouds with the chemistry of life. So that we are all connected to each other biologically, to the earth chemically and to the rest of the universe atomically. That’s kinda cool! That makes me smile and I actually feel quite large at the end of that. It’s not that we are better than the universe, we are part of the universe. We are in the universe and the universe is in us.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.”
― Neil deGrasse Tyson

It’s not that people don’t know about this, it’s about the beautiful way in which Dr Neil Degrasse expressed it, and the way in which this beautiful video brings out an emotional response. Even though I knew this fact, I never thought about it in this light.

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  1. Penny
    23 mos, 2 wks ago

    Thank you Alan.

  2. 23 mos, 2 wks ago

    Penny, my dear – you are most welcome. Revel in the astounding. ad

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