If you've ever listened to StarTalk radio, then you'll know that its host, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, definitely has a sense of humor. His humor was not lost on Business Insider when we asked him in a recent interview about his favorite science joke.
President Barack Obama wants to send astronauts to asteroids, and he's even giving NASA $100 million to figure out a way to lasso asteroids. As ridiculous as that might sound, world renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson praises Obama's and NASA's asteroid retrieval initiative.
Many years ago the world-famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was just a kid in the Bronx without even the hint of a dream to study the universe. But, as he explains to Stephen Colbert, all of that changed one fateful night in Pennsylvania.
Renowned astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson has some pretty wild ideas for how we should improve the human body, but he turns serious as he explains how we should appreciate the fragility and finiteness of life.
For one reason or another, some people are still upset about Pluto's demotion from planet to dwarf planet. This demotion, by the way, occurred all the way back in 2006. So, what does famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson have to say to these people? "Get over it. It's done. Just get over it." The StarTalk Radio host explains why it makes perfect sense to classify Pluto as a dwarf planet.
Much of the film Interstellar is centered around the existence of a wormhole and black hole, which happen to be two of the most perplexing things in the universe. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how wormholes and black holes really work.