Tens of thousands of viewers have "liked" the vid on YouTube
, where the description underneath includes links to the original interview, along with credits and related resources.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson
, director of the Hayden Planetarium
at the American Museum of Natural History
in New York City and host since 2006 of the PBS science show NOVA scienceNOW
, has published many articles, essays and blogs about astrophysics and cosmology
topics, questions and controversies.
According to YouTube user MaxSchlick
who uploaded the video, the astrophysicist, long a proponent of the scientific method as the best approach to understanding nature and the universe, concluded:
"For me, that [the fact that all the elements that comprise human beings and Earth trace back billions of years to star explosions that happened shortly (by astronomical reckoning) after the Big Bang] 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."