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The Most Astounding Fact (Neil deGrasse Tyson, HD)

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?" This is his answer. Please subscribe above!
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How We Measure the Universe Without Intergalactic Rulers

How We Measure the Universe Without Intergalactic Rulers | Origins Science | Scoop.it
Scientists tell us that our universe is trillions of miles wide, but how exactly do they come to that measurement without an equally long tape measure? As this beautifully animated video explains, by using similar techniques for measuring distant ...
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We May Absorb 60 Dark Matter Particles an Hour - Gizmodo

We May Absorb 60 Dark Matter Particles an Hour - Gizmodo | Origins Science | Scoop.it
We May Absorb 60 Dark Matter Particles an HourGizmodoWIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles) are a theoretical class of matter that are suspected of being the elusive "dark matter" that presumably constitutes 80 percent of the Universe.
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Stephen Colbert Interviews Neil deGrasse Tyson at Montclair Kimberley Academy - 2010-Jan-29

Jump to 6:15 for the start of the interview. Now with captions! Took me three days to transcribe :-P Download captions: sites.google.com If you would like to volunteer to create captions for your native language, message me.
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Dark Matter Hits the Average Human Once a Minute? - National Geographic

Dark Matter Hits the Average Human Once a Minute? - National Geographic | Origins Science | Scoop.it
National GeographicDark Matter Hits the Average Human Once a Minute?National GeographicThe average human body gets hit by a particle of dark matter about once a minute, according to new calculations based on several dark matter detection efforts.
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Universe At Peak Observation Period 13 Billion Years Ago - RedOrbit

Universe At Peak Observation Period 13 Billion Years Ago - RedOrbit | Origins Science | Scoop.it
RedOrbitUniverse At Peak Observation Period 13 Billion Years AgoRedOrbitCredit: Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics theorist Avi Loeb says that modern time is not the ideal scenario to study the...
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