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…


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


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


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


  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.


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


  6. LOVE!!!!!!!


  7. Great way to start the day.


  8. Alex Jones says:

    The universe contained in a grain of sand.


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


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


  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!



  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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