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30 October 2011 reblog: project-argus fun web comics science neil degrasse tyson


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The knowledge that the atoms that comprise life on earth - the atoms that make up the human body, are traceable to the crucibles that cooked light elements into heavy elements in their core under extreme temperatures and pressures. These stars- the high mass ones among them- went unstable in their later years- they collapsed and then exploded- scattering their enriched guts across the galaxy- guts made of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, and all the fundamental ingredients of life itself. These ingredients become part of gas clouds that condense, collapse, form the next generation of solar systems- stars with orbiting planets. And those planets now have the ingredients for life itself. So that when I look up at the night sky, and I know that yes we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up- many people feel small, cause they’re small and the universe is big. But I feel big because my atoms came from those stars.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (via theantidote:oldworldwisdom)

18 August 2011 reblog: oldworldwisdom quotes life universe science neil degrasse tyson


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Photo of a young Neil deGrasse Tyson looking good back in his mutton-chop days. Moreover Tyson is set to host a new series of Comos.

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10 August 2011 photos fun neil degrasse tyson scientists


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The Big Bang Theory cast + Neil deGrasse Tyson

(Source: holdenmacphillips, via freshphotons)

8 December 2010 reblog: holdenmacphillips cast fun neil degrasse tyson photos the big bang theory actors scientists


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