Sunday Morning: The Most Astounding Fact

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” His answer is on this 3-minute clip and paired with inspiring music by Cinematic Orchestra’s “To Build A Home” featuring Patrick Watson.

So that when I look up at the night sky – – and I know that yes, we are part of this universe – -we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts – – is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small because they’re small and the Universe is big- – but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars. There’s a level of connectivity. That’s really what you want in life, you want to feel connected, you want to feel relevant – – you want to feel like a participant in the goings on – – of activities and events around you. – – That’s precisely what we are, just by being alive…

Good Sunday Morning.


Thank you Joyce for sharing this video.

Related DeGrasse Tyson Post: Whether or not you can never become great at something…

Comments

  1. what a bunch of inspiration and empowerment and universal mandate ahead of tomorrow’s new (Aotearoa New Zealand) working week David!

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  2. Enriched Guts lol
    That is powerful! He is so great at making the unexplainable explainable.

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  3. What a cool way of looking at our relevance…..love this and perfectly paired with the music.

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  4. I have chills..this is one that is up there with my favorites..There’s so much in here to evoke wonder and awe ..and some faith too.

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  5. I’m made of stardust!! LOVE THAT! 🙂 Good Sunday Morning to all!

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  6. LOVE!!!!!!!

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  7. Great way to start the day.

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  8. Alex Jones says:

    The universe contained in a grain of sand.

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  9. What an amazing video. Thank you for sharing it.

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  10. thank you, david. i’m stealing this today.

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  11. Love it, David! I just saw a video of 400,000 galaxies and felt small, as your described. I love how you flip that perspective!

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  1. […] Up all night with a cold.  Not suffering.  Hot tomato soup and warm blanket.  Cruising the internet with Kleenex close at hand.  I run across this bit of awe posted on David Kanigan’s blog. […]

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