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The Most Astounding Fact (Video)

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Video: 3mis

Superbly put together video about the Universe. Featuring the voice of Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Full credit list below… Superb video, superb soundtrack, very inspiring. Basically the background of the speech is astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

Music: “To Build a Home” by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjjc59FgUpg
Narration: “10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson”

Edited by Max Schlickenmeyer

Video (in order of appearance):
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Tree & 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 (human eye)
“mongolia!” by wiissa

Saturn from Cassini Spacecraft
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
“The Island” by Christoph Malin
“Mars sunset” captured by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_347.html

Neil DeGrasse Tyson 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.”

Special thanks to Carl Sagan, Neil Degrasse Tyson, and NASA for their inspiration.

Two quotes on leading a good life and inspiring others

A short post today, just two simple quotes…

Looking for motivation on life itself and leading a good life..

“..Two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson

On inspiring people…

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea…” – Antoine de Saint Exupery