About This Episode
The office is open and the astrophysicist is in…again! On this episode of StarTalk Radio, Neil deGrasse Tyson and fan-favorite comic co-host Chuck Nice are answering fan-submitted Cosmic Queries on a variety of topics from black holes to haunted apartments. You’ll explore what came before the Big Bang and vacuum energy. Ponder Pascal’s Wager, or as Chuck calls it, “the hedge fund of religion.” Discover more about black holes, gravitational wells, and how to make math sexy. Neil then dives into why The Matrix is his favorite movie. You’ll hear which science quandaries still baffle and excite Neil, including dark matter, universal expansion, and the “hard step” in the creation of life. You’ll also explore the fate of the moon, which is slowly drifting away from us, and of the sun, which will eventually die. You’ll also hear if it’s better to stargaze on a warm night or a cold night – there are more variables than you might think. All that, plus, learn if time travel via wormhole is a necessity for human survival and get the answer to the question we all want to know the most: what is Neil’s favorite wine?
NOTE: All-Access subscribers can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: Cosmic Queries – More Office Hours.