Latest in Science

Image credit:

See Neil deGrasse Tyson explain the universe in 8 minutes

Jon Fingas, @jonfingas
July 22, 2015
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Need proof that Neil deGrasse Tyson has a knack for explaining complex astrophysical concepts in simple terms? You don't have to spend the better part of an hour watching a Cosmos episode -- in fact, a short work break will do the trick. The famed astrophysicist has posted a video explaining the basic history of the universe within 8 minutes, ranging from the Big Bang to humanity itself. The clip notes that many things we take for granted (such as gravity and the prevalence of matter) were decided in the earliest moments of the universe, and that our Solar System largely exists thanks to giant stars ejecting heavy elements. That sounds like a lot to take in, but don't worry: this is quite accessible, and it's a good primer on the nature of... well, everything.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

Microsoft is buying Bethesda, id, Arkane and more studios

Microsoft is buying Bethesda, id, Arkane and more studios

View
Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

View
Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

Fully’s Jarvis standing desk is good, but its customer service is even better

View
The Morning After: Next-gen consoles are real big

The Morning After: Next-gen consoles are real big

View
Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

Xbox Game Pass has more than 15 million subscribers

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr