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Where’s the ‘Cosmos’ of ideas? We turned to Michael Bérubé for an answer

The new ‘Cosmos’ has some of the best celestial animation ever broadcast — that scene last week with the ‘ship of the imagination’ struggling as it fell into the ‘event horizon’ of a black hole was on a par with the best stuff you see at the movie theater. But…

COSMOS: When Carl Sagan sent me a letter

One of the nice surprises in last night’s Cosmos reboot with Neil deGrasse Tyson was the show’s tribute to Dr. Carl Sagan at the end of the program. Standing on the same seaside cliff in Northern California where Sagan filmed some of his scenes from the original series, deGrasse Tyson…

WATCH LIVE: Neil deGrasse Tyson in ‘Cosmos’ premiere and Q&A event

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is scheduled to participate in a live online Q&A discussion Tuesday night at 9 p.m. EST and screening of the premiere for the new version of the science exploration show Cosmos. The 13-episode miniseries, a successor to Carl Sagan’s popular series, debuts on Sunday, with deGrasse…

Neil deGrasse Tyson disproves idea of ‘the speed of dark’

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson shot down the idea of the “speed of dark” on his StarTalk podcast while recognizing that the idea does have a literary appeal. “What is the speed of dark? If darkness is the absence of light, dark has no speed at all,” deGrasse Tyson explained to…

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