A 'lit' Neil deGrasse Tyson joins MSNBC's Ari Melber. Asteroid mission. And Elon Musk (Page 1/2)
rinselberg NOV 24, 07:43 PM
I don't have the YouTube, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It might become available on MSNBC's YouTube channel in the next few hours. But maybe not.

I've not ever seen Neil deGrasse Tyson quite like that, before. Seems like he's starting his Thanksgiving holiday early. Whatever he was having before he went on air, in the split screen, conversing with Ari Melber . . . Neil deGrasse Tyson was "loose." Very relaxed. Like a couple of cocktails or "vino's" relaxed. I say a "couple." That's all it would take to get me to that state. I don't know about Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Neil deGrasse Tyson
"If the dinosuars had a space program to deflect that asteroid, they'd still be here."

Ari Melber
"A shoutout to the dinosaurs. They didn't have a space program, but they were good at other things, I guess, like hunting."

Neil deGrasse Tyson

They started with NASA's DART or Double Asteroid Reduction Test mission. They showed the liftoff. Towards the end, they got onto Elon Musk and how Elon Musk has been talking up this idea that what we perceive as the fundamental reality of our universe is more than likely some other civilizations' metaverse, and we are all AI-controlled, self-aware characters or avatars (I guess) that exist in some kind of grand, all encompassing "Cosmos" game that is being played by the creators of our metaverse.

I think I'm using the currently accepted lingo here. Metaverse. Virtual universe. "We're living in a simulation." A Cosmos game. Whatever.

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williegoat NOV 24, 08:02 PM
A bit of Neilism? Perhaps he was on de Grasse?
Hey, the dinosaurs got stoned, no?

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rinselberg NOV 24, 10:04 PM
Got it.

It should set up a 42-minute YouTube video at 33:20 after the start. It's the last segment of today's "The Beat with Ari Melber" and runs from 33:20 all the way (nearly) to the end, just past 41:00. Minutes and seconds, of course. So it's 8 minutes of conversation for the whole enchilada.

He was 'lit' I tells ya' . . . absolutely 'lit' . . .

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rinselberg NOV 25, 04:04 PM

If the DART mission goes according to plan, there will be almost 7 (6.8) million miles of distance, from the Earth, to the asteroid, when the DART impactor collides with the asteroid at a closing speed of approximately 15,000 mph. That's 15,000 mph, not 15.000 mph.

"NASA Launches New Mission: Crash Into Asteroid, Defend Planet Earth"

The Double Asteroid Redirection Test spacecraft, launched on Wednesday, could be the first to alter an asteroid’s path, a technique that may be used to defend the planet in the future.

Joey Roulette (think about that) for the New York Times; November 24, 2021.

Very comprehensive news report.

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cvxjet NOV 26, 07:12 PM
There is no question he was definitely a bit.....off. It's kind of funny to see a scientist/smart guy who is well respected being....zoned out a bit.
rinselberg NOV 27, 02:37 PM

Originally posted by cvxjet:
There is no question he was definitely a bit.....off. It's kind of funny to see a scientist/smart guy who is well respected being....zoned out a bit.

He was off his scientist game, but on his Thanksgiving holiday celebrant game.

This was 6pm Eastern Time on the day before Thanksgiving.

sourmash NOV 27, 05:05 PM
Isn't the guy just a director? He isn't a research scientist, right? He oversees function of the place including construction. He's a public presenter for the place, right?
rinselberg NOV 27, 06:15 PM
Well . . . I wasn't being all that exacting when I said "scientist."

Checking up on his Curriculum Vitae at the Hayden Planetarium's website--which might be easier for me, seated in front of a desktop system with a separate keyboard and mouse, than for someone using a mobile phone--not sourmash, necessarily, but maybe--Neil deGrasse Tyson was awarded a Doctorate in Astrophysics in 1991 from Columbia University, where he was involved in research about the Galactic Bulge. Since so much of this kind of research is actually the work of graduate and post-graduate students, it's fair to say that he was doing science or science'ing, prior to and during 1991.

A "quasi-scientist"..?

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rinselberg NOV 27, 08:58 PM
Now I don't "Got it."

That link to the video of Neil deGrasse Tyson on "The Beat with Ari Melber" is no longer functional. I can't find another such link. Bummer.

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cvxjet NOV 27, 09:45 PM
I found it on Youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsocdgJgy64

Neil has actual degrees in Physics and Astronomy....