Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson joins Kate Valentine for a Space Chat

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson

Dr. Neil deGrassTyson astro­physi­cist and sci­ence com­mu­ni­ca­tor is the Fred­er­ick P. Rose Direc­tor of the Hay­den Plan­e­tar­ium, at the Amer­i­can Muse­um of Nat­ural His­tory in New York. Dr. Tyson joins Kate for an hour of space talk.

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  1. Freeman69 on March 10, 2013 at 6:49 am said:
    Excel­lent show with Dr Tyson.
    I’ve always been curi­ous about the make-up of the aster­oid belt and whether there was a plan­et in that orbit at any time. It seemed to me that Dr Tyson’s com­ments (per­haps) sup­ported the pos­si­bil­ity (although I assume it was prob­a­bly shat­tered very ear­ly in its life).
    Inter­est­ing obser­va­tion about the moti­va­tions behind explo­ration. But I won­der if there’s a stage of devel­op­ment, that a civ­i­liza­tion can reach, when curios­ity becomes a pri­mary moti­va­tion.
    Just an opin­ion about ‘worm­hole’ trav­el, but it may not be as far away as it seems. Bio­log­i­cal and tech­no­log­i­cal advance­ment often comes through forms of ‘lever­age’; for instance, it was once thought that objects heav­ier than air couldn’t fly, but the lift pro­vided by a rel­a­tively sim­ple aero­foil pro­vided a solu­tion to the required effi­ciency.
    Final two cents: ‘Don’t know’ is an answer that few peo­ple like to accept on either side of the UFO debate. Per­haps, if they did, there would be a greater empha­sis on gath­er­ing data.

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