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Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black Hole by Ryan Wyatt

Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Death by Black Hole

by Ryan Wyatt


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American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is arguably the most exciting public science advocate since Carl Sagan. Through his work as host of PBS's popular NOVA educational show, and frequent high profile talk-show appearances, he's provided an affable, no-nonsense, and often-times laugh out loud funny face to a field that many find intimidating. With these video lectures we've chosen from FORA.tv, we're excited to showcase Tyson's irascible take on some of the latest scientific discoveries.

In this talk Tyson muses on why he's always getting questions about natural disasters. Starting with a detailed description of what might happen to someone unlucky enough to get sucked into a Black Hole, he then discusses the more realistic threat of asteroids impacting the earth. He asks his colleagues why we often run from these potential disasters, when we might productively devise a means of stopping them from happening in the first place. After all, this is the 21st century!


Neil DeGrasse Tyson discusses Death by Black Hole .

Whether discussing the universe's origins as host of NOVA's 'scienceNOW' or asserting that Pluto is a not a planet on 'The Colbert Report,' astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson translates the universe's complexities for a broad audience.

Known as the great explainer of all things cosmic, Tyson first became known in the astronomy community by lecturing on the subject at the age of fifteen. He is currently the director of New York's Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, where he also teaches. Tyson has written seven popular books including the bestselling Death by Black Hole and the memoir The Sky Is Not The Limit.

His professional research explores star formation, dwarf galaxies, exploding stars, and the structure of the Milky Way, topics which he writes about in his long running 'Universe' column in Natural History magazine. Tyson's varied honors include the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal and People Magazine's 2000 'Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive'.

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