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In a video interview with TIME Magazine, Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?" This is his answer. You can watch the full interview with the link provided. I implore you to check out all the links below.
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Music: "To Build a Home" by the Cinematic Orchestra featuring Patrick Watson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjjc59FgUpg
Narration: "10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson"
Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer
Video (in order of appearance):
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Tree & Waterfall)
Supernova to Crab Nebula
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system)
Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film "Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick
BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
"Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia" by Ayrton Orio (human eye)
"mongolia!" by wiissa
Saturn from Cassini Spacecraft
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula)
Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film "The Dream is Alive"
"Earth -- Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over -- NASA, ISS" by Michael Konig
"The Island" by Christoph Malin
"Mars sunset" captured by NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_347.html
Neil DeGrasse Tyson goes on to say "For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century astrophysics and I look forward to what the 21st century will bring us, given the frontiers that are now unfolding."
Special thanks to Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and NASA for their inspiration.
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