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Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Biggest Misconceptions We Have About the Universe

“If the sun were hollow you could pour a million Earths inside of it.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Biggest Misconceptions We Have About the Universe

National Universal treasure, star of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, has a knack for taking complex scientific ideas and explaining them in understandable and awe-inspiring ways. Recently, he sat down with Tech Insider to discuss how and why humans have a difficult time perceiving the vastness of our universe.

Here are just a few pieces of science NGT drops in the video below:


  • “We don’t have an intuitive sense of how deep time really goes.”
  • “If the sun were hollow you could pour a million Earths inside of it.”
  • “There are more molecules in a cup of water than there are cups of water in the oceans of the world.”

(H/T Tech Insider)

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