Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked in an interview with TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

Special thanks to:
Reid Gower saganseries.com/
Michael Marantz vimeo.com/2822787
Carl Sagan hulu.com/cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson facebook.com/neiltyson
NASA nasa.gov/
…for their inspiration.

CREDITS
Narration: TIME Magazine’s “10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson”
youtube.com/watch?v=wiOwqDmacJo
Music: “To Build a Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson
cinematicorchestra.com

Video (in order of appearance):
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
imax.com/hubble/
Animal Planet: Safari
movies.netflix.com/Movie/Animal_Planet_Safari_The_Last_Lion_of_Liuwa/70153174?trkid=438403
Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Waterfall)
bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00jcdml
Supernova to Crab Nebula
spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0515a/
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system)
bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00qyxfb
Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film “Tree of Life” directed by Terrence Malick
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accretion_(astrophysics)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Origin_of_life
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolutionary_history_of_life
wired.com/wiredscience/2009/05/ribonucleotides/
twowaysthroughlife.com/
BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
wellcometreeoflife.org/
“Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia” by Ayrton Orio (Model: Xharon Kendelker)
vimeo.com/9505354
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (Brian Cox w/ telescope)
“Afghanistan – touch down in flight” by Augustin Pictures
vimeo.com/31426899
lukasugustin.de
“mongolia!” by wiissa
vimeo.com/27876709
wiissa.com

Excerpt from “Outside In”, Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios
outsideinthemovie.com
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula)
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula
Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film “The Dream is Alive”
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Dream_Is_Alive
“Earth — Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over — NASA, ISS” by Michael Konig
youtube.com/watch?v=ls9yJTphLxg
koenigm.com
Excerpt from “The Island” – La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin
vimeo.com/27539860
christophmalin.com
Galaxy Map and Galaxy Formation by NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab
avl.ncsa.illinois.edu/
“Mars sunset” captured by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit (from BBC: Wonders of the Solar System)
nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_347.html

Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer

Neil goes on to say “For me, that is the most profound revelation of 20th century astrophysics and I look forward to what the 21st century will bring us, given the frontiers that are now unfolding.”

-Mitch

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Mitch Lex

Mitch grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where he fell in love with kayaking, backpacking and just about everything else there is to do outside. Since moving to the Midwest, Mitch has continued to explore trails and rivers throughout the country. His greatest adventures include roaming with grizzlies and caribou on a NOLS course in Canada's Yukon Territory, swimming with dolphins while studying abroad in New Zealand, and guiding backpacking trips in southwestern Colorado and Utah. He sees the outdoors as a place where you can discover what is truly important in life while exploring a little bit about oneself along the way. Contrary to popular demand, he enjoys dried pineapple and Reese's pieces over M&M's and raisins in his trail mix any day of the week. Sorry GORP.

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