VIDEO: The Most Amazingly Beautiful Thing Neil DeGrasse Tyson Ever Said About the Universe and Us

Nov 6, 2014 by

The new movie “Interstellar” has nothing on the actual real-life wonder of it all.

There’s a reason that Neil DeGrasse Tyson is the world’s most popular astrophysicist. He articulates the amazing beauty of the universe like no one else. We’d even venture to say that the “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” host can make you feel the wonder of it all better than any movie about space travel could, and that includes this year’s blockbuster “Interstellar.”

In his 2012 interview with Time magazine, DeGrasse Tyson was asked what the must “astounding fact about the universe was.” He answered in pure poetry, an answer so beautiful it might even make you cry.

In essence, he said, the universe contains us and we contain the universe. “When I reflect on that fact, I look up, many people feel small cause 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 you’re a participant.”

There’s more. A Youtuber by the name of Max Schlickenmeyer set DeGrasse Tysons gorgeous words to some gorgeous images. Take a look:


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