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.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk wants to put humans on Mars in the next 10 to 15 years. Renowned astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson doesn't think a private enterprise, such as SpaceX, could ever lead a space frontier.
Humans have set foot on the moon and NASA has sent multiple rovers to Mars. So, where should we go next? Astrophysicist and StarTalk Radio host Neil deGrasse Tyson wants to explore deep space. More specifically, Tyson wants to visit Europa – a moon of Jupiter which is believed to have an ocean of water beneath its surface.
Sunday night's Cosmos premier ended with a touching personal story from Neil deGrasse Tyson on how he first met astrophysicist and science communicator Carl Sagan. Sagan, who died in 1996, was an astronomer, astrophysicist and an avid and skilled science communicator. He hosted the original PBS series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. He also taught at Cornell University, wrote the book Contact and many others, and published more than 600 scientific papers.
Neil deGrasse Tyson is the world's most famous astrophysicist, and he is a HUGE Trekkie. The host of StarTalk Radio is a fan of science fiction and futuristic movies, and of Star Trek in particular. Considering his love for space and science, that's no surprise.
"Gravity" busted a bunch of box office records this weekend. Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson is not impressed. He's Tweeting all the scientific inaccuracies he spotted in the film. Some seem consequential. Others...less so.