The best evidence I can muster that Humans are smarter than Cats is that we don’t chase Laser dots on the carpet.
 
Of course you are doing the Trump capitalization thing.
 
Cats throw up on the carpet. Humans clean it up. Potato. Potatoe
We are prisoners of the present, in perpetual transition from an inaccessible past to an unknowable future.
Want another reason to dislike Columbus? Before returning on his fourth voyage to the New World, he knew of an impending lunar eclipse and threatened to make the Full Moon disappear if the local natives didn’t give him their hard-earned food stocks for his voyage back to Spain.
Christopher Columbus took three months to cross the Atlantic in 1492. The International @Space_Station takes 15 minutes.
Did your @fortnitegame suck you & everything else into a black hole? Can’t help you there. But death-by-black-hole is a thing, and there might even be an entire universe on the other side. https://youtu.be/MCu3GqLFqpQ?t=94
Did you recently have Black Hole issues while playing @Fortnitegame ?
In case anybody was wondering, the most followed astrophysicist on Twitter is @jimmyfallon.
“Catch That Nigger" Brief excerpt from a letter to my Father.
IF INTERESTED... "Letters from An Astrophysicist", Book Tour: 9 cities in 20 days, beginning Friday... NYC, San Francisco, Minneapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Boston, Atlanta, Washington DC, London. Details: https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/about/appearances.php
FYI: As duly pointed out by people geekier than I am, the Iron-ring dad-joke can be further improved if instead you call it a Ferrous Wheel, rather than a Ferris Wheel.
Geeky dad-joke Alert... QUESTION: What do you call a molecular ring of six Iron atoms? Fe / \ Fe Fe | | Fe Fe \ / Fe ANSWER: A Ferris Wheel.
Period Table of Elements Spelling Bee: Am-Er-I-Ca Americium-Erbium-Iodine-Calcium U-K Uranium-Potassium Th-In-K Thorium-Indium-Potassium Ra-Ti-O-N-Al Radium-Titanium-Oxygen-Nitrogen-Aluminum
"Bible Stories" [800 words] https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/bible-stories/10157628056606613/
I love the smell of the Universe in the morning.
Apparently, (highly literate) curious canines also like reading my books. Caught “Ella” looking up, a bit concerned after reading about her friend Pluto and his demotion. Meanwhile “Truly” was especially absorbed by the chapters on Hope and Parenting. https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/books/2019-10-letters-from-an-astrophysicist.php
When asked about a politician’s suggestion that the poor of America lift themselves up by their bootstraps, soprano Jessye Norman (1945-2019) replied with regal righteousness, “Some people have no boots!”
An opera soprano whose voice was so ethereal, at times it was too perfect for this world, and perhaps any other in the Universe. Jessye Norman RIP (1945-2019)
“Doing Time” A letter exchange with a Prisoner at San Quentin. https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/doing-time/10157609106391613/
It’s official: My first-ever word adopted into the Oxford English Dictionary (@OED). ***Manhattanhenge*** Took them long enough! First coined the term back in 2003. https://oed.com/view/Entry/383023
Hawaii’s Conduit to the Cosmos [750 Words ] https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/hawaiis-conduit-to-the-cosmos/10157628025476613/
This actually happened… I got @kellyclarkson & @ToriKelly to sing a blues-duet of the Periodic Table of Elements. [Video: 2min] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_u3GcG8MDE
Happy September Equinox to planet Earth We say Day equals Night but it’s not true. There’s extra minutes of day because our atmosphere Refracts light from space, prying the Sun’s image above the horizon before it actually rises and delaying sunset until after it has actually set
How egocentric of us to think that Space Aliens, who have mastered interstellar travel across the Galaxy, would give a shit about humans on Earth.
Of course younger people are more concerned than older people about Climate Change. In decades to come, they’re the ones who must live in the World that the rest of us have borrowed from them.
In case you never noticed, the Los Angeles @Angels baseball club, when rendered in one language, translates to “The The Angels Angels” And while in LA, why not visit the La Brea Tar Pit — “The The Tar Pit Tar Pit”
Full Moon tonight — "Friday the 13th”. Rare-ish. Occurring every one to two dozen years. Know what’s just as rare? A Full Moon on “Thursday the 12th”, but nobody makes movies about it.
Sunset on the North Tower: "A love letter to the World Trade Center" https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/how-i-remember-september-11-2001/10157591562706613/
Research Wisdom Those who Explore and never fail were never on the Frontier to begin with.
Aeronautical Wisdom: A plane achieves greatest lift only when flying against the strongest winds.
Bicycle Wisdom: Only by moving forward do you not fall over.
Dear India, Welcome to the community of Moon-faring nations — just hours away from the arrival of your Vikram lander & Pragyan rover near the Lunar South Pole. Follow the progress on India’s English news channel: https://www.timesnownews.com/space
If you loved “Astrophysics for People In a Hurry” you’ll HATE the 573-page, footnote-heavy “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance Between Astrophysics and the Military,” just now out in paperback. https://www.haydenplanetarium.org/tyson/books/2018-09-accessory-to-war.php
Got Time? Drawn from 24 different appearances, I offer curated, long-form conversations spanning all manner of topics from Modern Astrophysics to Movies, and from Space Aliens to God. https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/long-form-video-conversations/10157561418296613/ https://t.co/KyKmU1ISGi
Got Time? Drawn from 24 different appearances, I offer a curated set of long-form conversations spanning all manner of topics from Modern Astrophysics to Movies, and from Space Aliens to God. [Videos: 20 min —> 3 hours] https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/long-form-video-conversations/10157561418296613/ https://t.co/R0wTa7NlYp
This movie poster does nothing to dispel the rumor that Mr. Rogers had telekinetic powers over inanimate objects.
A wise reality check on claims of the Amazon as a meaningful source of oxygen to Earth’s atmosphere, by atmospheric scientist @AirScottDenning [Essay: 850 words] http://www.livescience.com/amazon-fires-are-not-depleting-earth-oxygen.html
Is it just me, or does the NBA official logo need some updating?
This year @StarTalkRadio has averaged 1-million plays per week. Best ever. Thanks to the production staff and our guests for helping us bring the Universe down to Earth. Most importantly thanks to you, the fans of the show, who keep coming back for more. https://www.youtube.com/startalk/videos
Visited Greenland last year. Not much green there. A trip to Thule Air Force Base for this #StarTalk episode on @NatGeoChannel. [Video: 50 min] https://www.nationalgeographic.com/tv/watch/21f209930fe9323b03d4df86068727c0/
Speaking of Greenland, if its glacial ice sheets ever melt completely, this fresh water will flow to the surrounding Oceans, raising what we call Sea Level around the World by nearly 2.5x the height of a Basketball Rim.
With thousand-degree coals readying for an evening of S’mores, bear witness to...a dance of plasma, choreographed by the forces of thermodynamics. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Fud8vg2NP/
TweetStorm. [Text: 270 words] https://www.facebook.com/notes/neil-degrasse-tyson/tweetstorm/10157492889446613/
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
In the past 48hrs, the USS horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings. On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose… 500 to Medical errors 300 to the Flu 250 to Suicide 200 to Car Accidents 40 to Homicide via Handgun Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.
Minus the dripping blood, the poster for the horror film #TheLODGE offers a most excellent Snowflake, complete with six-fold symmetry — as Nature exhibits and as the Physics of our Universe requires.
Roses are red, violets are....violet.
In Memoriam: “Chaser” RIP (2004 - 2019) The smartest dog I’ve ever met. [Video - 6m 10s] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omaHv5sxiFI
To all those threw a hissy-fit over my #Frozen2 snowflake Tweets, don’t make me remind you of my Twitter poll from last year...
There are three types of people in the world, those who know Mathematics and those who do not.
Not that anybody asked, but all Table Salt is Sea Salt. Mined Salt just happens to come from long-buried, evaporated, prehistoric seas.
 
 
 
 
 
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