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John Hodgman interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson


John Hodgman talks to astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson about the multiverse, ideal space travel scenarios and the trick to explaining dark matter.

Superman of Astrophysics

Have We Given Up on the Final Frontier?

Neil deGrasse Tyson on New Earth-Like Planet and Black Holes

Friday Follow: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Pepper Spray

Neil deGrasse Tyson Reflects on the Space Shuttle Program, 1981-2011

The space shuttle Atlantis returned this morning, marking the end of an era. The space shuttle program began with the launch of Columbia on April 12, 1981. The program advanced space exploration into the twenty-first century. Contrary to the Apollo missions, which sparked fierce competition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union, the space shuttle […]

The World

Solar Blast Erupts From the Sun


The largest flare on the sun since December of 2006 has erupted, sending up a large cloud of charged magnetic particles, which appeared to cover almost half of the solar surface. Neil deGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist, speaks with us.

First Pictures of Mercury Received on Earth

Photographs of Mercury have come to earth for the first time. The Messenger spacecraft entered Mercury’s orbit on March 17 and has just sent back its first batch of photographs. The very first image received shows a crater near the planet’s southern pole, an area that has never been seen before. Neil deGrasse Tyson is […]

May Be Alien Bacteria

A NASA scientist claims to have found alien bacteria in a meteorite; and the funding debate for exploring the Universe.

Discovery’s Final Frontier?

Arts, Culture & Media

After today’s landing, the space shuttle Discovery will retire on planet earth. To learn what may be in store for the future of our space aspirations we speak to Louis Friedman and Neil deGrasse Tyson.