Neil DeGrasse Tyson shares the most astounding fact about us, atoms, stars & universe.
“When I look up at the night sky, and I know that, yes, we are part of this Universe, we are in this Universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the Universe is in us. When I reflect on that fact, I look up — many people feel small, ’cause they’re small and the Universe is big, but I feel big, because my atoms came from those stars.”- Neil DeGrasse Tyson
I have seen this video a thousand time now. I have it on my laptop, I have it on office laptop, I have it on my cellphone, I have it on my iPod, I will soon be having a poster too. I don’t know what is so mesmerizing – the voice or the fact itself or the music? I think it is a perfect combination of all three.
Seriously, my body, my mind, my every cells, my every atoms feel absolutely awed when I reflect on that fact. Somehow the image I get whenever I hear this is of the most beautiful night sky I saw when I was in Hinkley, California. I went to live on a ranch amidst the great Mojave desert and experience a side of America that I had never thought about. Penny, the owner of the ranch, had picked me up from the Barstow Greyhound bus station and we drove for about 30 minutes till her ranch at Hinkley.
When I stepped out of the car, I looked up and told her – “This is the most number of stars I have ever seen with my naked eye!”. She replied, “Do you know why that is?”. Why? “Because there are less people on this side of the world. We are in the middle of Mojave desert and welcome to the Aquarius Ranch!” 🙂