May. 11th, 2009

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lol, i <3 neil degrasse tyson.

interviewer: so, i'll ask you a question that i get quite often from students: why is pluto not a planet?
tyson: *interrupting* he had it coming.

anyway, i love mr tyson because he explains highly fascinating and complicated things with a very down-to-earth lexicon. he'd talk the same way about the universe expanding and slowly freezing to death and about picking a starbucks drink.

i'm watching the live nasa digital learning webcast (at the kennedy space center) for the launch of the sts-125, the last part of the hubble space telescope mission. which is awesome, by the way. the hst gave us all of those HUGE pictures of space objects. <3

"memorisation is not a fundamental part of physical science!" <-- LOVE. i totally agree with him that it should be all about understanding how things work and how they work together rather than trying to memorise numbers or the sequence of planets and all. <333 neil degrasse tyson.
and i also love how he always ends up talking about the death of the sun and the universe and all of those apocalyptic scenarios, lol!

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