Neil deGrasse Tyson Puts Earth's Smallness Into Perspective

  • Published on May 2, 2017
  • 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' author Neil deGrasse Tyson reminds us Earthlings that we're less 'center of the universe' and more 'pale blue dot.'
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  • Hamad Osuna
    Hamad Osuna Day ago

    The Answer Is 131.

  • Hamad Osuna
    Hamad Osuna Day ago


  • Mustafa
    Mustafa 2 days ago

    I love that freaking book

  • Green Rhino Videos
    Green Rhino Videos 6 days ago

    0:51 0:04 He really IS Chris Pratt! ;-P

  • Curtis Stapleton
    Curtis Stapleton 8 days ago

    I could listen all day to the Dr.

  • Functional Savants
    Functional Savants 13 days ago

    Greatest astrophysicist since.. ?

  • Functional Savants
    Functional Savants 13 days ago +1

    Physics is important (and key to understanding biological-entropy)” so as to redesign it. ‘ y not. ? `

  • Keeta
    Keeta 22 days ago +1

    His passion for astrophysicists reminds me of the type of enthusiasm Quentin Tarantino has for film. They express it so similarly and openly, it’s infectious to watch.

  • pizza enthusiast
    pizza enthusiast 22 days ago

    What an entrance this guy is electric and smoother than silk

  • Bruel Wohou
    Bruel Wohou 23 days ago

    Imagine having a dad who knows so much about the Universe. How different would you be compared to who you are today?

  • FiRe CluTchN
    FiRe CluTchN 23 days ago

    OMFG! I have said before that if Everyone is different, doesn't that make us all the same in that way. We are all the same by being different. I LOVE Tyson.

    STARWARS R REAL 24 days ago

    oh my god

  • intelligence wisdom
    intelligence wisdom 25 days ago

    Fat fraud pushing his satanic agenda.

  • rilsen
    rilsen 26 days ago

    0:45 almost a meme

  • Maritza Bleil de Souza

    This is illumination!

  • ThatCableGuy
    ThatCableGuy 28 days ago

    Its such bullshit to think that centuries ago he would have been hailed as a great philosopher & scientist & nowadays some people could care less about these things. We are lucky to have a guy like this

  • Meghan Helmich
    Meghan Helmich 29 days ago +1

    Jupiter and Saturn weather channels would probably have metal elevator music in the background instead of jazz lol

  • The Pectipop
    The Pectipop Month ago

    I think this is where Neil was wrong....
    *He Said If Aliens Arrive At Our Solar System, They Look For Bigger Objects(Jupiter, Saturn), But A Living Species Always Seeks For Another Living Species, Always!!! A Dog Will Run After A Moving Lamppost just to pee, and I think Aliens Are much more intelligent than humans atleast. So Surely they'll seek for earth on the first place.*

    • Viktor Sov
      Viktor Sov 29 days ago

      Imagine going to Amazon would you disturb a native cannibal tribe with very primitive technology who thinks they are alone in the world and the world only consist of their jungle only. Neither would they if they are highly intelligent lifeforms capable of traveling the void. only if they are a new species on the journey of colonization then they would contact us and that probably wouldn't be good for us .just like Europeans and natives .

  • Marek
    Marek Month ago

    Neil deGrasse makes cosmic talk so sexy. Diggity-diggity.

  • SportBilly1975
    SportBilly1975 Month ago

    The best guest of this failing anti-Trump show!

  • Thomas Backstedt
    Thomas Backstedt Month ago

    now imagine how johnny carson felt when carl sagan came on his show

  • porter robinson is bae

    we are the universe not only in spirit but also in matter. bless you, neil

  • Gm Rivera
    Gm Rivera Month ago +1

    So according to his statement, that in perspective, we are but a spec in the universe, then that would mean that his knowledge is but a spec in the full scope of all knowledge, basically, he doesn't know shit he is talking about. Anyone denouncing the existence of the most high lacks true knowledge. But every knee shall bow..

  • Rob Cowley
    Rob Cowley Month ago

    I literally have pillows with the same print as his inner vest

  • Sam Samarasinghe
    Sam Samarasinghe Month ago

    I wanna blaze with Neil Degrasse Tyson. Pretty sure my head would explode. Wouldn't mind.

  • David Choi
    David Choi Month ago


  • Revilod 2000
    Revilod 2000 Month ago +1

    Neil deGrasse Tyson: "rockghkjhkgjrojieorjfo"

  • goddamn life
    goddamn life Month ago +3

    I am a guy but I think the feminine side of me is crushing on Neil so bad.

  • Derek B
    Derek B Month ago +3

    "My soul is in that book"
    Immediately thought horcrux.
    Then, on second thought, death of an innocent aside, I think I'd reather prefer he had one...

  • Milk Dee
    Milk Dee Month ago

    Cleveland Brown

  • Marlow Laflare
    Marlow Laflare Month ago

    This doesn't make any sense at all, a true comedy he's got to be the highest pay joker on the planet

  • Dandi Real
    Dandi Real Month ago

    I don’t understand shit

  • Clince Prakash
    Clince Prakash Month ago

    His laugh made me laugh

  • Chuck Stark
    Chuck Stark Month ago

    Neil is the guy who is NOT stoned explaining the universe.

  • bdusa
    bdusa Month ago

    The information he is articuting is almost way too overwhelming, i had to pause from time to time in order to grasp everything he just said.

  • Ben Rees
    Ben Rees Month ago +1

    My favorite teacher once a week my junior year would give us a “why you are infinitely insignificant “ talk. Really helped my perspective. Never did homework on those nights

  • Jay Magee
    Jay Magee Month ago

    horton hears a who

  • Ayush Zaveri
    Ayush Zaveri Month ago

    Black science guy

  • Roque Lopez
    Roque Lopez 2 months ago

    I love this man

  • Dominik Troxell
    Dominik Troxell 2 months ago

    His laugh is of a 10yo kid...
    Not that I am complaining lol

  • Bri Corley95
    Bri Corley95 2 months ago +1

    Him and Brian Cox are treasures

  • Joe Smoke
    Joe Smoke 2 months ago

    Another showman who loves the limelight. We are a speck. Rubbish, the so called speck is within that which is most real, which is infinite. He's just promoting his book rather than promoting that which is most real, which isn't the Ego/Conditioned mind which he is full of. 😏

  • Joseph Kreifels II
    Joseph Kreifels II 2 months ago

    It's too bad liberals destroyed this man's career.

    • Joseph Kreifels II
      Joseph Kreifels II 2 months ago

      Then again, their attempts appear to have been futile.

  • Rishi Katariya
    Rishi Katariya 2 months ago

    744 Flat Earthers disliked this video.

  • Combat Wombat
    Combat Wombat 2 months ago

    I reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaally want that book now

  • OlgaLety Alvarez
    OlgaLety Alvarez 2 months ago

    His laughter is contagious!! A happy scientist!!

  • mike atl
    mike atl 2 months ago

    I want to get high with him and I don't even smoke

  • omar trachen
    omar trachen 2 months ago

    i cannot be more passionate than this guy.... i love how he thinks

  • Myron Gaines
    Myron Gaines 2 months ago

    NGT dropping knowledge on these fools

  • Christos Vlahos
    Christos Vlahos 2 months ago

    Imagine this Interview at Jimmy Fallons Show...
    Neil: "The Universe is what we are supposed to under-"

  • Lochlanist
    Lochlanist 2 months ago

    Young Neil: mom I wanna be a famous scientist who gets invited onto TV shows.
    Mom: honey you have to choose either or, a scientist or famous they don't mix.

  • consciousness
    consciousness 2 months ago

    One of the fakest people on Earth!!!

  • Anxiety attack
    Anxiety attack 2 months ago

    I swear the audience always cheer and clap at the wrong time sometimes.

  • christopher reid
    christopher reid 2 months ago

    i think America would be better if a scientist was president.

  • Mashiyat Ahmed - Port Credit SS (2272)

    His laughter is something to die for ...

  • Boi Boi
    Boi Boi 2 months ago +1

    We are stardust

  • R Lohmann
    R Lohmann 2 months ago

    more people need to be aware of this, just how small we are. And i mean truly understand the gravity of infinity and our universe, maybe then we can come together as a species and advance ourselves to become a higher form of life that can manipulate their reality to their will. Unfortunately, people here on earth think too small and are doing ourselves a grave disservice by allowing things like money and power to corrupt our progress and hold us back and destroy our home planet and our future of survival as a species. Our sole purpose as a species should be to progress into the future and learn all there is to know about the universe and our reality, and maybe one day, leave this planet, this solar system, our galaxy, OTHER galaxies, and finally, leave the universe behind where we aren't bound by the laws of our reality. Space time is bendable, who is to say it can't be broken?

  • INTJ-A 666
    INTJ-A 666 2 months ago

    I never heard someone so demonstrative, logical & precisely quick about universe and it's phenomena that's why Tyson is one of my favourite astrophysicist

  • Canine
    Canine 2 months ago

    Neil speaks with his hands

  • Raman shrestha
    Raman shrestha 2 months ago

    Lol just read sremad bhagwat geeta.....this all is just 1 chapter there

  • Kennon Mangrum
    Kennon Mangrum 2 months ago

    This guy was born in the wrong generation, one of the many mistakes of god

  • Lucas Radovanovici
    Lucas Radovanovici 2 months ago

    Jesus is king. We live inside a firmament..JUST like the Bible says

  • Anne Civetta
    Anne Civetta 2 months ago

    I love listening to him!

  • Njabuloseh
    Njabuloseh 2 months ago

    I have immense love and respect for Neil 🙌🙌🙌

  • Nathan Gouge
    Nathan Gouge 2 months ago

    Neil always laughs like someone is ticking him.

  • mohamed attari
    mohamed attari 2 months ago

    Where are all the stars in that pic from saturn??

    • rent a shill
      rent a shill 2 months ago

      its about camera exposure. if they wanted stars in picture than rings and earth would be oversaturated.

      try to photograph stars from a lit street

  • Chase Baker
    Chase Baker 2 months ago

    Stephen is literally the fakest person to ever live, like fr his life must always suck

  • Faizan Munir Khan Rajput

    Neil DeGrasse Tyson for Joker!

  • David Hoch
    David Hoch 2 months ago +1

    All Hail Dr Tyson

  • Theawesome13106
    Theawesome13106 2 months ago

    Trump 2020

  • MrMus TangMan
    MrMus TangMan 2 months ago

    I wish he was my friend.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Marcos Montes
    Marcos Montes 3 months ago


  • James Sudbury
    James Sudbury 3 months ago +1


  • TM TM
    TM TM 3 months ago

    Looks a lot older in this video than others

  • Brian Rasmussen
    Brian Rasmussen 3 months ago

    He laughs like a madman and I love it

  • Brenda Butler
    Brenda Butler 3 months ago

    He is a real showman, mean that in a good way. He speaks well.

  • Tom Meyers
    Tom Meyers 3 months ago

    Round earth proof.

  • Stephen Price
    Stephen Price 3 months ago

    damn he's smart

  • Santana Drums
    Santana Drums 3 months ago +1

    In my opinion, just another lover of the creation and not the creator.

  • Remko Van Der Hoek
    Remko Van Der Hoek 3 months ago

    This guy is amazing!

  • redruM &Coke
    redruM &Coke 3 months ago

    Because of their interesting pauses in delivery, I could see a dialog between Neil deGrasse Tyson and Jeff Goldblum as the astrophysicist from the Harry Caray SNL skit being pretty damn funny.

  • mike martin
    mike martin 3 months ago +1

    An astrophysicist with a porn stache. You gotta love him. I would love to meet him one day.

  • huyked
    huyked 3 months ago

    That's a healthy laugh. Love it! xD

  • Mourad Maimen
    Mourad Maimen 3 months ago +14

    I swear this 6 minutes felt like 40 seconds

    • Dike Samai
      Dike Samai 7 days ago

      I thought I was the only one. I was like "wait it's done already???"

  • oussama saddiki
    oussama saddiki 3 months ago

    5:45 - 6:00 with *1.5 speed

    • MrMus TangMan
      MrMus TangMan 2 months ago

      no, i want .5 speed so that it lasts longer.............

  • Twila007
    Twila007 3 months ago

    Love his laugh 😆

  • forrallofus plenty
    forrallofus plenty 3 months ago

    tyson has a female skeletal structure and just loves his satanic hand gestures; she is a decieving piece of blood drinking shiite

  • ma va
    ma va 3 months ago

    It is good to know that if our life our planet our sun our Galaxy even our Universe desapear or destroy it self it could be and exist everything again ...

  • ma va
    ma va 3 months ago +1

    It is really awesome to know that we are made from the same matter that exists in the universe ...and that some of those materials that are part of our earth and our bodies were created by the explosion of many stars and for the interaction of the matter through thousand or millions of years .... And we are here admiring ourselves our universe and the universe being admiring by himself we

  • Mike Nolan
    Mike Nolan 3 months ago

    All lies. This guy is a actor. Acting stupid

  • Mike Nolan
    Mike Nolan 3 months ago

    All lies. This guy is a actor. Acting stupid

    • Asha
      Asha 3 months ago

      Mike Nolan Yep. Its turtles all the way down.

  • Sahir
    Sahir 3 months ago +14

    If you look up in the universe and feel small, it is because you started out with an ego unjustifiably too high to begin with.

  • Craig Kostelecky
    Craig Kostelecky 3 months ago +3

    2:01 It's interesting that in 1990 when Voyager took the "Pale Blue Dot" photo, Neptune was the last planet, even if you still considered Pluto to be classified as one. Between 1979 and 1999, Pluto's highly elliptical orbit was inside of Neptune's, making Neptune the 9th furthest planet from the sun.

    • ma va
      ma va 3 months ago

      Woaw if that's was true ... Amazing comment. Thanks

  • Josh Rafus
    Josh Rafus 3 months ago

    On one hand we have someone famous because he says and does stupid stuff for people to laugh at, and on the other hand we have someone famous because he is an absolute genius that is shaping the way for us in astrophysics.

  • Voice Of reason
    Voice Of reason 3 months ago +2

    Knowledge/education are time dependent.

  • Normandy Vannheim
    Normandy Vannheim 3 months ago +2

    God, that's a happy man!

  • Ruguoser Liegise
    Ruguoser Liegise 3 months ago +2

    DeGrasse is a little boy full of passion for the unknown in a man’s body

  • EFantasic
    EFantasic 3 months ago

    Is it strange that this is my favorite human on Earth?

  • grrrystal
    grrrystal 3 months ago +2

    I never get tired of hearing that man science.

  • Batrick Pateman
    Batrick Pateman 3 months ago +9

    "I'm lucky enough to be his friend and this is what it's like all the time". Casual biggest compliment to how geniune, honest and cool Neil is.