Neil deGrasse Tyson Shares His Letters In New Book

  • Published: 08 October 2019
  • Big time movie star and author of 'Letters from an Astrophysicist,' Neil deGrasse Tyson, shares some of the stories behind the letters he included in his new book. #Colbert #NeildeGrasseTyson #Interviews

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  • kc414
    kc414  2 days back

    2:10 - For those with dark minds

    • Thomas Panto
      Thomas Panto  3 days back

      Today is 13 billion years of evolving Truth. The same ONE TRUTH for billions of galaxies.

      • Boomer Roberts
        Boomer Roberts  4 days back

        "Dear scienTEST" rofl

        • N R
          N R  4 days back

          I've not hand-written anything since I left school.
          Then one of my (10-year-old Chinese) students asked me how they should write a particular letter in English cursive,
          and it was really enjoyable to pick up a pen and write again. To actually physically materialise your own thoughts and pull them into reality in analog with real-time feedback.

          • Akshat Pathrikar
            Akshat Pathrikar  4 days back

            That letter was so cute😂😂😂😂❤❤

            • Aubberfly JM
              Aubberfly JM  5 days back

              Well, Neil DeGrasse Tyson looks sorry for how he acted to those women. Unfortunately, his actions were not considered harassing enough to get fired. So his female coworkers still have to endure seeing him in the office. Celebrities and Politicians get away with a lot of sexual harassment. As a normal citizen, I could not get away with half as much as celebs and politicians. I wish it were the same high standard for everyone.

              • BlackEpyon
                BlackEpyon  5 days back

                "not considered harassing enough to get fired"
                In other words, it wasn't harassment. No need to ruin another scientist's career over nothing. We already lost Lawrence Krauss that way.

            • Evan Saber
              Evan Saber  5 days back

              Put the controversy aside. This man is a beautiful human that does a great job interpreting the Beauty of reality and openly and carelessly expresses his passions to an ignorantly bred species. We will always be progressing while he is alive. Love you Neil, you’ve made an impact on many and will continue to

              • Alexander Campbell
                Alexander Campbell  6 days back

                Neil de Grasse Tyson AND "Grab Em By The Pulsars"

                (Why Are Some Men Ruined By Multuple Sexual Allegatuons While Others Seem To Be Impervious?

                Stephen Used To Have On Charlie Rose A Lot. No More.)

                • Galaar
                  Galaar  6 days back

                  Neil is still a jerk.

                  • Tough Cookie
                    Tough Cookie  6 days back


                    • Spitfire’s Take
                      Spitfire’s Take  6 days back

                      He came off as a complete jerk

                      • Abdoulie John
                        Abdoulie John  6 days back

                        Trump IS going to nuke the cosmos

                        • Crystal Soulslayer
                          Crystal Soulslayer  6 days back

                          I'm over it. I forgive him. Pluto isn't just Not A Planet, it never was a planet. It should never have been considered one in the first place. And I, personally, am glad that I don't have to memorize the names of the thousands upon thousands of similar objects in the Kuiper belt.

                          • BlackEpyon
                            BlackEpyon  5 days back

                            My Very Evasive Mother Just Showed Us Nothing!

                        • bit Pickup
                          bit Pickup  6 days back

                          Talking to the leading defender of science and no question about fridays for future?

                          your sold ..

                          • Heleve Joergon
                            Heleve Joergon  6 days back

                            The letter from the 4th grader is smarter than my former church pastor.

                            • Heleve Joergon
                              Heleve Joergon  6 days back

                              It gives me hope the the most beloved man in America is an atheist that doesn't take sides, just facts. I think it helps redeem the historical stigma of atheism, the biggest growing minority in America, the the largest growing in non-muslim countries. We're going to be okay!

                              • Social Justice Warrior
                                Social Justice Warrior  4 days back

                                @BlackEpyon it is not all that matters to him though, since he explicitly said he does not see himself as an atheist

                              • BlackEpyon
                                BlackEpyon  5 days back

                                @Social Justice Warrior It depends on how one defines "atheist." But he doesn't believe in an invisible sky-daddy from the ancient book of fairy tales, and that's all that might matter to me.

                              • Social Justice Warrior
                                Social Justice Warrior  6 days back

                                he himself made it clear that (according to himself) he sees himself as agnostic, not atheist although many may claim him to be atheist

                            • Optimus Phoenix Prime
                              Optimus Phoenix Prime  7 days back

                              Here 🕵️‍♀️

                              • hpdutra
                                hpdutra  7 days back

                                is it my impression or does he have a tremor now? I hope I am wrong

                                • Rug
                                  Rug  7 days back

                         There's no fuc**** life on Mars. Get over it.

                                  • Indiana1616
                                    Indiana1616  6 days back

                                    Not like little green men, sure, but it seems very likely that bacteria still live on Mars.

                                • Optimus Phoenix Prime
                                  Optimus Phoenix Prime  7 days back

                                  I think it's a beautiful letter
                                  His experience
                                  But we are all agents and victims of a culture in decline! 👌🤑
                                  You help military for better or worse that does harm...
                                  So QQ double standards!
                                  Not to be cruel but to get you to think on a deeper elevation!
                                  To get the world to think on a deeper and more creative frequency elevation!
                                  Still like sex though!👌🙃 I can be creative!

                                  • eman297 361
                                    eman297 361  7 days back

                                    Just saying that dumbass fourth grader deserved it lmao

                                    • Pietro Maira
                                      Pietro Maira  7 days back

                                      been waiting to see him back on your show, so happy to see him again! one of you best guests!

                                      • Rob M
                                        Rob M  7 days back

                                        Loved his book astrophysics for people in a hurry

                                        • Austen True
                                          Austen True  3 days back

                                          Listening to him narrate it is just soothing. I listened it on my commutes to work, and no matter how many bad drivers cut me off, I didn’t experience any road rage. It’s like his voice is just perfect for reading bedtime stories, in a really good way. You can easily stay awake and listen to “Astrophysics for People in a Hurry” because the content is so fascinating. But he just leaves you feeling very peaceful inside. It’s completely different from listening to his podcast StarTalk where it’s energetic and many people are trying to talk at once. I wish he had more time to narrate more of his books, but they did find someone who does sound close to him to narrate, like “The Pluto Files.” His books are always so enlightening. Like I learned a lot from “Accessory to War”; lots of things I wish I had known when I was enlisted in the Air Force.

                                      • William H. Baird
                                        William H. Baird  7 days back

                                        Of course we have proven alien Life exists on other planets The following have visited Earth at some point in our history 10,000 years ago to today that we know of: The Anunnaki, The Peledians, The Greys, The Nordics The Andromidans, and others. One species Bob Lazar claims works at Area 51.

                                      • omi god
                                        omi god  7 days back

                                        NDT is not a nice man, nor is he particularly bright or a good interview. That he holds the position he does is a complete mystery.

                                      • William H. Baird
                                        William H. Baird  7 days back

                                        Woah The collective groan in the room when Neil suggested the possibility of the whole world becoming one tribe if we can prove Aliens exist.
                                        is the Red vs BLUE hate ever deep in the USA!

                                        • MM M
                                          MM M  7 days back

                                          Ahhh Neil you just screwed up astrology!😂😂😂

                                          • solnegrolunaroja
                                            solnegrolunaroja  7 days back

                                            God, when I was a fourth grader I wasn't such a fool. What are they teaching kids this days? Creationism most probably.

                                            • José Machorro
                                              José Machorro  7 days back

                                              All religions are lays, exclusive access to God.

                                              • Shokooh Bakhtiari
                                                Shokooh Bakhtiari  7 days back

                                                He is a scientist but he believes in God and Bible... right 🤣

                                                • Social Justice Warrior
                                                  Social Justice Warrior  6 days back

                                                  @alfred delatourquipenche no, he himself made it clear that (according to himself) he sees himself as agnostic, not atheist although many may claim him to be atheist

                                                • Shokooh Bakhtiari
                                                  Shokooh Bakhtiari  7 days back

                                                  @alfred delatourquipenche Hmmm, he is? So I misunderstood him, I thought he is mocking Atheists....
                                                  Also of course they are religions scientist too.

                                                • alfred delatourquipenche
                                                  alfred delatourquipenche  7 days back

                                                  Hmm NdGT is an atheist.
                                                  There are religious scientists.
                                                  You use emojis.

                                              • jelly
                                                jelly  7 days back

                                                I'll never forget deGrasse's sh*tty take (tweet) on mass shooting victims.

                                                • Baxter Powel
                                                  Baxter Powel  7 days back

                                                  Big Man!+1

                                                  • Nahla Aly
                                                    Nahla Aly  7 days back

                                                    Cosmic perspective luminosity, oh my! It rolled off his tongue just like that!

                                                    • therealpixie
                                                      therealpixie  7 days back

                                                      Oh, he's playing "author"; that's why he doesn't have on his vest.

                                                      • FenechGeish fox
                                                        FenechGeish fox  5 days back

                                                        No,because he's playing professional trustworthy totally-not-a-sexual-molester funny Neil. HELIED

                                                    • MelMars500
                                                      MelMars500  7 days back

                                                      "The internet landed in our laps without creating a curriculum the empowers you to know when someone online is full of shit." - Neil deGrasse Tyson

                                                      • tinmuv
                                                        tinmuv  7 days back

                                                        2:13 He did his meme! 😂😂

                                                        • Rodney Lindenmayer
                                                          Rodney Lindenmayer  7 days back

                                                          At 3:39 "…but not in cursive because I can't read cursive." 😆😂🤣 it's quickly becoming a lost art.

                                                          • George Boyajian
                                                            George Boyajian  4 days back

                                                            @Sandriell My natural lazy style of writing is where i dont lift the pen from the paper and so the letters connect in a cursive manner. If i have to focus on lifting the pen and creating an equal space between the letters i would write much slower.

                                                          • Sandriell
                                                            Sandriell  6 days back

                                                            Well, what purpose does it serve other than simply "looking fancy"? And before it is brought up, despite myths to the contrary, it is not any faster to write in cursive for latin-based alphabets.

                                                          • Sandra Nelson
                                                            Sandra Nelson  7 days back

                                                            I'm 56. With really bad hand eye coordination trouble. My teachers went MAD trying to get me to PRINT straight. And then the whole cursive thing started. I tried, oh I tried. But all I could do was a kind of crazed, demented, rabid headless chicken scribble. All over the space between the lines. On the line? Well, I AIMED for the line.

                                                            If I had to, I could read cursive, if the writer was able to write in a clear, legible hand. I don't use cursive, I tend to scrawl in an odd slovenly form of cursive printing. I developed it to take quick notes in school, during classes. I don't even type well. I've taken typing and keyboarding, and I can't get past 15 words a minute.

                                                            I think today's kids are only taught some printing and keyboarding. They won't have those charts all around the classroom, showing how to make a perfect set of cursive letters.

                                                            Can we have a moment of silence, for the demise of the hand written note...

                                                        • Eduardo
                                                          Eduardo  7 days back

                                                          To the mother who asked her son where he got the idea there was no God, the son should've replied "Where did *you* get those ideas???!"

                                                          • Echeyde
                                                            Echeyde  7 days back

                                                            Neil looks a bit ill here, hope all is good with him.

                                                            • Dillinger R.
                                                              Dillinger R.  7 days back

                                                              That letter is adorable

                                                              • Michael S
                                                                Michael S  7 days back

                                                                We all love Stephen, but we also love Neil! More Neil on the show!

                                                              • Tiffany Sox
                                                                Tiffany Sox  7 days back


                                                                • Abderrahim Benmoussa
                                                                  Abderrahim Benmoussa  7 days back

                                                                  Fibers are useful though

                                                                  • Cezar Arvelo
                                                                    Cezar Arvelo  7 days back

                                                                    Joe Rogan has left the chat

                                                                    • Jeff S
                                                                      Jeff S  7 days back

                                                                      C'mon Stephen, ask him when Cosmos is going to air! His whole second season is filmed and ready. It was going to air back in March after the investigation was over. Star Talk ended up airing the episodes to finish out its season, but Cosmos never did.
                                                                      Someone told me to ask Seth instead. No answers there either.

                                                                      • Sandriell
                                                                        Sandriell  4 days back

                                                                        @BlackEpyon that is all every corporation cares about.

                                                                      • BlackEpyon
                                                                        BlackEpyon  5 days back

                                                                        @Sandriell Who is more evil? Darth Sideous, or Darth Mickey? Seems like all Mickey cares about these days is money.

                                                                      • Sandriell
                                                                        Sandriell  6 days back

                                                                        @john smitty Fox is now owned by Disney (and by extension Disney owns Cosmos now too), and Disney is about to launch Disney+ while they already have Hulu as well. There is absolutely no way Disney would create a Fox branded service to compete with themselves. It is however possible they are saving it for the Disney+ launch, which is in November.

                                                                      • Jeff S
                                                                        Jeff S  6 days back

                                                                        @john smitty - while that does sound entirely credible, it's strange that it won't go to Hulu instead. Seth is putting his Orville on Hulu for S3, and he produces Cosmos. Unless, per the previous contract, it needs to air on Fox since it was going to to begin with. Maybe a possible S3 (S4) would go to Hulu.

                                                                      • john smitty
                                                                        john smitty  6 days back

                                                                        i been asking this question for a while and i recently got a answer that sounds credible.... apparently fox is working on some sort of online tv service similar to netflix, and they are saving cosmos season 2 for when that is ready, because they know of the high demand for it, and think it will cause people to subscribe to the service... from what i heard q1 or q2 2020 it will come out

                                                                    • Alex Pilon
                                                                      Alex Pilon  7 days back

                                                                      See him grab colberts hand? He's just a touchy dude!

                                                                    • mistermayonaise
                                                                      mistermayonaise  7 days back

                                                                      Question to Neil...Loosing a Planet because it's too small to call it a Planet..How come that they call rocks with the size of 1 to 2 miles Moons..This because they found out,that Saturn now has more Moons (rocks) then Jupiter,82 to 79...With even a better telescopes they will be able to find another 100 'Moons' more (approx) ,circling around Saturn..Whilst those are even smaller rocks..And what about the 3th Rock from the Sun..Is that a Moon too..?

                                                                      • BlackEpyon
                                                                        BlackEpyon  5 days back

                                                                        If it's orbiting another body that isn't a star, it's a moon, whether or not it's massive enough to achieve hydrostatic equilibrium.

                                                                    • Ravenzpeak
                                                                      Ravenzpeak  7 days back

                                                                      Can't get enough of that Neil - good to see ya buddy!