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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist. Author: Space Chronicles & Inexplicable Universe [Video]; Host: &
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jul 2
The study of the universe is the oldest science, but likely only the second oldest profession.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jul 1
POSTED: 's “TV & the Evolution of American Culture” with . On &
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
And yup. Today, June 30, 2015, was also Asteroid Day:
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
Look up this eve, or the next. Venus sparkles in the west. Gracing twilight’s glow, find Jupiter nearby, seeminglhy in tow.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
Billions & billions.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
They do. Or, we presume they do. They’re just so far away, their motion across the sky is undetectable to us.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
At the (slow) rate the Moon is tidally locking Earth, the Sun will die before it succeeds — a more important concern for all.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
Contrary to Pink Floyd's 1973 album-cover proclamation, there is no Dark Side of the Moon. A day there simply lasts a month.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
Earth has already tidally locked the Moon, which is why it shows only one face to Earth - the “near” side.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
The Moon’s Motivation: Luna is desperately trying to slow Earth’s rotation so that one Earth day eventually equals one Month.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
Leap Second around the world. Arrives in 30 seconds.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
Yes, it’s possible to be a supreme holy figure yet still know what you are talking about regarding the Climate.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 30
The Pope employs a dozen full time astrophysicists as part of the four-century old Vatican Observatory
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 29
No, it is not you who I judge, but your intolerant digestive enzymes.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 29
As I get older, I’ve become more and more intolerant of intolerance.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 28
As always, I celebrate my leap seconds with very tiny bottles of champagne.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 28
The last Leap Second added was June 30, 2012. Here’s what it looked like from the Eastern Time Zone.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 28
Since 1972, after we discovered we keep better time than Earth does, we’ve added 25 leap secs. Done only on June 30 & Dec 31.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 28
June 30th's leap second will manifest as an extra second in the last minute of the day, Greenwich time. ( 7h 59m 60s PM ET)
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Jun 28
The Moon continually tugs on Earth’s rotation, slowing us down bit by bit. To compensate, Tuesday, June 30 gets a leap second
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