Astrophysicists Explore Space, Time, & The Insides of Atoms

From StarTalk. Could the universe be composed of a single electron? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab-bag questions about the multidimensionality of time, quantum chromodynamics, gluons, tachyons, and more with Charles Liu. Could every electron actually be the same one? Find out why or why not. We discuss Richard…

Computing in the Multiverse?! 🤨

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Physics of Collisions

From StarTalk. How does a collision cause an explosion? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explain elastic versus inelastic collisions. Why do some objects bounce and others don’t? We break down different types of elastic and inelastic collisions. Where does the kinetic energy go? Learn the physics of rollercoasters, car accidents, and how meteor impact…

Why Objects of Different Mass Fall at The Same Rate

From StarTalk. Why do different-mass objects fall at the same rate? Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice explain the acceleration of gravity, Galileo’s experiment, and Einstein’s Equivalence principle. Why was Aristotle so wrong about gravity? We break down Galileo’s hammer and feather experiment on The Leaning Tower of Pisa and The Moon. Learn about what…

Why We Have Seasons

From StarTalk. How did Earth get its season? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice explain how the Earth got its seasons, its axial tilt, the Milankovitch Cycle, and more! What are seasons like on other planets? Neil breaks down the biggest misconception about Earth’s elliptical orbit. Why is noon not the hottest time of…

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Kate the Chemist Answer Chemistry Questions

From StarTalk. What is chemistry? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice take fan questions on exothermic reactions, PFAS, ice cream, sugar, fire, and more with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist. Fundamentally, what is a chemical reaction? Kate breaks down the basis of chemistry, how it overlaps with thermodynamics, and exo- versus endothermic reactions.…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Interviews His Mom

From StarTalk. To celebrate this Mother’s Day, Neil deGrasse Tyson is conducting a very special interview with a very, very special guest: his mom, Sunchita “Toni” Feliciano Tyson! What was Neil like as a child? Toni is here to share her philosophies on childrearing, and, details about her own incredible life. You’ll hear Toni tell…

Neil deGrasse Tyson Breaks Down Big Numbers

From StarTalk. How much money does Jeff Bezos have? By the end of this video, you’ll realize it’s not as much as you previously thought. How many grains of sand are on a beach? How many molecules exist in the universe? All these things are quantifiable, if not hard to wrap your head around. Still,…

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Sci-Fi Movie Tier List

From StarTalk. How do some of the most revered sci-fi classics hold up against Neil’s judgement? You think you know how Neil will rank movies like Interstellar? Armageddon? Think again. Neil deGrasse Tyson takes us through a catalog of some of the most important sci-fi films of the last century, ranks them against each other.…