Rumors are flying that astronomers at the European Southern Observatory have discovered an Earth-like exoplanet in the habitable zone of Proxima Centauri, our nearest neighboring star. If confirmed, this is undeniably one of the biggest astronomical discoveries of the century.
Here’s some knowledge that’ll make you feel like a microbe: Our Milky Way galaxy, a collection of hundreds of billions of stars and worlds, is but a tiny nucleus buried deep inside an enormous blob of million-degree gas that’s spinning at a rip-roaring 400,000 miles per hour.
Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Star Talk returns to the National Geographic Channel next Sunday, October 25. We caught up with Dr. Tyson to discuss the premiere, the scientific ubiquity of Seth MacFarlane and NASA’s plans for Matt Damon.
Using a dish, some liquid, and basically, a syringe, Joey Shanks was able to recreate the cosmos in glorious 8K. Just seeing the “stars” in the background twinkle and then staring at the alien colors moving around in the “cosmos” basically teleports you to another world.
Tonight’s episode of Key & Peele was pretty geeky overall—there was a long sequence about Game of Thrones. But the penultimate Key & Peele also included a fricken brilliant running gag about Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Cosmos.
"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars," Carl Sagan famously said in his 1980 series Cosmos. "We are made of starstuff."
Some enterprising soul decided to go through the classic Cosmos TV series and collect every single instance of beloved astronomer Carl Sagan pronouncing an "-illion" word in his unique, inimitable way in one, amazing supercut. There are infinitely worse ways to start the work week.
If there was one reason to remake Carl Sagan's Cosmos almost 34 years after it originally aired, it was to take advantage of the leaps and bounds made in visual effects over the past three decades. It allowed the folks at BUF, and other VFX shops, to use cutting-edge computer graphics to give us glimpses of the…
For the first time, scientists have pinpointed where our galaxy stands amongst thousands of other galaxies in our home supercluster. The new map shows beautiful feathery strings linked together with the Milky Way galaxy placed on the edge of the newly named Laniakea supercluster, home to 100,000 other galaxies.
We begin (and end) in one of Carl Sagan's favorite virtual environments from the original series: the Library of Alexandria. Sagan used the Library as a cautionary tale about what can be lost when a civilization is careless with its knowledge, but Tyson uses it as an inspirational story.
Last night's episode of Cosmos was about carbon dioxide, the greenhouse effect, and the hopeful possibilities for humanity's future on Earth.
Cosmos' Ship of Imagination sails into the sunset (or is it just the sun?) this week, but not before plumbing the mysteries of dark matter. Finn gives dating another try on Adventure Time, Increase Mather rocks Salem, and a new character in Orphan Black's conspiracy appears. See all the details and clips below!
To date, the rebooted Cosmos series has unabashedly tackled such "controversial" topics as evolution and industry-funded science denial. But as this preview of the next episode shows, Neil deGrasse Tyson — along with his adorable dog — are heading straight into climate change country.
The last two minutes of Cosmos' eleventh episode are perhaps the most inspiring in the entire series—or at least the most uplifting. The sequence gives us a glimpse of humanity in the next few thousands years—the first few minutes of the next Cosmic Calendar year*—in the most optimistic way imaginable.
Wil Wheaton makes fun of the scifi news of the week in his new show while Game of Thrones gets ready to throw down and duel. Orphan Black heads to rehab, Penny Dreadful attends the theater, and The 100 goes hunting. Plus, get caught up on Defiance before the new season starts. Details below!
Cosmos on weed cuts through the middleman and delivers the reality. Getting stoned and watching Cosmos is great. Because space is rad.
Tonight's episode of Cosmos is about the fragility and durability of life. Our story starts in the cradle of civilization, Iraq, with the development of written language and the recorded legends of the Mesopotamian goddess Innana, the hero Gilgamesh and the flood myth that found its final form in the Old Testament and…
Tonight's episode of Cosmos tells the story of Michael Faraday, the man who unlocked the secrets of electricity. Born to poverty, unaccomplished at school and evidently cursed with an unfortunately Elmer Fudd-like speech impediment, Faraday educated himself well enough on the subject of electricity to apprentice for…