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Neil deGrasse Tyson
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For me, every day is .
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 21
Replying to @GoodieMorales
If you didn’t watch the video then you missed an entire part about the Gregorian Calendar. And the jokes Chuck tells about it.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 21
Replying to @jamerpalms
Good one. In that case, yes, there would be eclipse “spillage" into the wee-morning hours of Easter. Lunar eclipses are long and boring, lasting about three hours. So you could get up to ninety minutes of one crossing into Easter Sunday.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
Not that anybody asked, but… Easter Sunday can never have an Eclipse of any kind. Here’s why. Also, why Easter meanders on the calendar from year to year. [Video: 4m 30sec].
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
It’s a geeky StarTrek reference:
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
Replying to @joe_standishj97
Ooh. I missed that one!
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
FYI: Accurate timings of Pulsars across the Galaxy can provide a kind of solar-system-wide GPS for residents of all planets.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
Wishing Director John Singleton (age 51) a speedy recovery from his stroke. An occasion, perhaps, for the rest of us to be amazed that human physiology works at all.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
Replying to @levarburton
Sure. But can he detect all wavelengths of light with *those* shades?
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 20
*** April 20 *** The only day of the year I would possibly post this video. [2min]
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 18
Is it just me, or does ’s Hubble Space Telescope resemble the ’s Stanley Cup?
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 17
FYI: Everyone’s weight is already slightly less than it would otherwise be (except for Santa Claus), due to the centrifugal forces of Earth’s rotation. Maximum effect is at the Equator, where 150-pound residents weigh about 8 ounces less.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 17
Replying to @BiffNola @AlexMenasche
No. We would still have lunar tides.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 17
Is it just me, or does Thanos resemble Hellboy — minus the forehead hockey pucks, of course.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 17
Replying to @AlexMenasche
Neither the rotation nor Earth’s gravity would change. Note also that if the Sun disappeared, we would not know about it for 8 min 20 sec -- the time it takes light and the change in gravity to reach us.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 15
They’d still be alive on Earth if that darned asteroid didn’t take ‘em out. And mammals would not likely have evolved much past the rodents that we were, scurrying under foot, trying to avoid getting eaten by T-Rex.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 15
Replying to @WillDeanJr
Yup! Leaving me to wonder how many kids like that were re-directed, in generations past, because society was not entirely ready for black (or female) scientists.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 10
SCIENTISTS: “We’ve produced the first-ever image of a supermassive Black Hole, 55-million light years away” RESPONSE: “Oooh!” SCIENTISTS: “We’ve concluded that humans are catastrophically warming Earth” RESPONSE: “That conflicts with what I want to be true, so it must be false”
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 7
Replying to @micahmakefunny
Delighted to learn of your “re-awakened" status. Charlotte resident? You around on April 24?
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Apr 6
Replying to @JoshBlain4
FYI: The videographers decided to call it a “film” in spite of its short length. And since you asked, it’s actually a mashup of unused footage from this PSA:
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