Neil Degrasse Tyson Explains 2 Things about Universe That Most People Can’t Grasp

There are plenty of things scientists don’t understand about the universe, but for everyday folks, some of the biggest misconceptions are about the basics: time and size. Neil deGrasse Tyson, the world-famous astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York and host of the “StarTalk” podcast and TV show, tried to break them down in the clip above.

The video was initially posted by Tech Insider last year, but it went viral again. Perhaps people are looking for reassurance that four years isn’t such a long time at least on a cosmic scale.



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  1. So where we can expect intelligence life to does exist in the universe? The short answer is anywhere at micro cosmos and macro cosmos…Why?...In the macro cosmos we must take into account this:
    The scientifically expectation about intelligence life without any fantastic imagination, only scientifically that should be in around the radius-orbit of our Sun in the galaxy and bigger one and into star system where the star is similar to the Sun like age and size. That guaranty that this star has similar to our solar system planets, but like own belts of centripetal accelerations, not compulsory exactly the same sizes planets like ours. And one more important condition: this star to possess similar angular velocity of revolving to our sun. That is important because this velocity actually is the velocity of birth about each orbiting around the star planet.
    Now about micro cosmos let remind again this: Rutherford dispersing appears only if we observe this phenomenon distantly from the position of “solid body”…then the micro cosmos is thickening with coefficient: 2,63.(10 rising to a 4 power) see part II USM and the nucleus looks like that much times thickening and we have illusion that the space between the nucleus and the first electronic orbit is empty. There it isn’t any chaos because on the atom’s space acts the quantum rules of space degree of freedom, as well on the between atoms space – quantum rules of freedom about the free electrons in crystal structure or whatever.
    First empty space doesn’t exist and if we sink into the space of atom and become part of it, then size of nucleus will increases almost to the size of first electronic orbit, so the atom will looks very differently than the Rutherford dispersing and more and more will looks like a galaxy…why? see USM According to this theory the galaxies in our space are atoms (nuclei) in the over space…why it is so and what really are this two spaces You can see on the site. So when we observe some extremely phenomenon in our space of galaxies, we need always to imagine the processes in our atoms space and that are quantum activation, collisions between atoms and nuclear particles, swallowing and radiation of waves, which have frequency in the over space in accordance with efficient of time connection between the spaces, see part II USM That is in force about the decision on the age of the galaxies which we observe from our position of observation the Sun and it is means that firstly we must to decide whether there are some energy stimulation in accordance with above and then to decide which galaxy is older and which is younger.
    So because each atom in our space does represent galaxy from the subspace then follows that in any such galaxy (atom in our space) can exist “stars” similar to our Sun in our space but in subspace and with similar to our planets but from the subspace! The practically question is can we ever will know about such subspace intelligence life or not? The answer is almost it is impossible because when in our space passes one second in the subspace passes 10 rising to a 31 power seconds (that is roughly ten thousand billion of years), so if one full cycle of birth- death of Sun is 20 billion years then when this subspace intelligence star is birth and death thousands of times this will be measured in our space with one second only! Obviously it is almost impossible to search any contact with such sub life. But imagine we make some nuclear collision for example in our space but incidentally with the examined sub galaxy (atom) then what will happen with this sub life? The answer is sub life most probably never will know about such experiment on the over space for them which is our space for us because of the huge time scale difference. So obviously the contact with such hypothetical sub life is almost impossible. The same is in force looking from the over space towards ourselves in our space. G.Kanev