We all have a sense of space and time, but evolution has not given us an intuition about just how vast they are compared to our direct experience.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson wrote and narrates this video, covering an amazing range of topics in straightforward language. The accompanying music is The Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky.
Stephen Colbert and Neil deGrasse Tyson riff, with scientific rigor and lots of humor, about the New Horizons findings, Pluto weirdness, and the demotion (or elevation?) of Pluto from planet to king of the Kuiper Belt.
How realistic is the space epic flick Interstellar? Neil deGrasse Tyson talks to (cognitive dissonance alert!) Fox News about the realism (and the "stretchers") of "Interstellar."
You knew it had to happen, and here it is: Sir Isaac Newton (gravity, calculus, optics) vs Bill Nye (Science Guy, creationist debate), with a special guest appearance by Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysics)