The Most Astounding Fact – by Max Schlickenmeyer

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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
Michael Marantz
Carl Sagan
Neil deGrasse Tyson
…for their inspiration.

Narration: TIME Magazine’s “10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson”
Music: “To Build a Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson

Video (in order of appearance):
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
Animal Planet: Safari
Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Waterfall)
Supernova to Crab Nebula
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system)
Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film “Tree of Life” directed by Terrence Malick
BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
“Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia” by Ayrton Orio (Model: Xharon Kendelker)
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (Brian Cox w/ telescope)
“Afghanistan – touch down in flight” by Augustin Pictures
“mongolia!” by wiissa

Excerpt from “Outside In”, Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula)
Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film “The Dream is Alive”
“Earth — Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over — NASA, ISS” by Michael Konig
Excerpt from “The Island” – La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin
Galaxy Map and Galaxy Formation by NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab
“Mars sunset” captured by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit (from BBC: Wonders of the Solar System)

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.”

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