Neil deGrasse Tyson

Five Things You Had to See Online This Week

Arts, Culture & Media

Neil DeGrasse Tyson drops the mic, “The Shining” plus chickens, and Ted Cruz liking Nickelback win the internet this week.

Meteorite explodes over Russia, hundreds injured in blast wave


The rise and fall of Pluto


John Hodgman interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson


Superman of Astrophysics

Space Chronicles; Neil DeGrasse Tyson

In his latest book, astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson argues that space exploration, and science literacy matter more now than ever for America’s future.

Have We Given Up on the Final Frontier?

After half a century at the forefront of space exploration, NASA’s been hit by hard times. Last year, its groundbreaking and celebrated space-shuttle program was shuttered. The cosmos won’t see another American spacecraft for at least another decade, and that once dreamed of trip to Mars – not too long ago a serious interest of […]

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

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the discovery of a  planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. A NASA researcher says the Earth-like planet would have a surface temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it a so-called “Goldilocks planet” –  not too hot, not too cold, just right to support life. Researchers have also measured […]

Neil deGrasse Tyson on Traveling to Mars

On Saturday, NASA will be launching the new rover “Curiosity,” also known as Mars Science Laboratory. The mission is meant to examine chemical ingredients to see if the planet can support human life. The spacecraft will explore a crater the size of a large lake. Curiosity is delivering a rover equipped to test if there […]

Friday Follow: Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Pepper Spray

On Thanksgiving week, the big stories were the consumer’s holiday shopping start-up  – Black Friday, of course. The turkey was barely cold this year before family members were out the door to hit the box stores for the biggest deals of the season. In Washington, the debt committee was the most expected failure all year. And […]