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  • WE'RE BACK WITH AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, NEIL deGRASSE

  • TYSON.

  • I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT ANOTHER ASTEROID.

  • THE HUBBLE RECENTLY POINTED AT AN ASTEROID THAT I THINK WAS

  • DISCOVERED A WHILE AGO, BUT NOW IT'S SORT OF INVESTIGATING IT.

  • IT'S AN ASTEROID THAT'S DESCRIBED AS RARE AND WORTH 10

  • QUINTILLION DOLLARS IN RAW MATERIALS.

  • WHAT'S GOING ON HERE, NEIL?

  • SHOULD I INVEST?

  • ( LAUGHS ) >> NO, AND I'LL TELL YOU WHY.

  • OKAY, SO THAT CALCULATION-- BY THE WAY, SO THIS IS AN ASTEROID

  • THAT HAS IRON, NICKEL, GOLD, SILVER, PLATINUM --

  • >> Stephen: HOW BIG ARE WE TALKING HERE?

  • >> IT'S ABOUT 250 KILOMETERS ACROSS.

  • IT'S A BIG CHUNK OF ROCK.

  • IT'S ONE OF THE LARGEST ASTEROIDS IN THE ASTEROID BELT

  • WHICH IS WHY IT WAS DISCOVERED 150 YEARS AGO.

  • I THINK IT WAS THE 16th ASTEROID EACH DISCOVERED.

  • ,000 THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF THEM AS OUR

  • TELESCOPES GOT BETTER.

  • HERE'S THE THING-- MANY ASTEROIDS, WE THINK, ARE

  • FRAGMENTS OF PLANETS THAT HAD TRIED TO FORM AND GOT MOST OF

  • THE WAY THERE, AND THEN GOT SLAMMED, AND THEN BROKE INTO

  • PIECES.

  • IF YOU ARE A NEWLY FORMED PLANET, YOUR FLUID AND HEAVY

  • THINGS FALL TO THE MIDDLE.

  • AND LIGHT THINGS FLOAT.

  • SO GRAVITY PRESIFTS THE HEAVY ELEMENTS FOR YOU.

  • THEN IT SLIDDIFIES, BREAKS APART, AND YOU HAVE AN ENTIRE

  • ASTEROID MADE OF JUST THE CORE OF THAT OBJECT THAT ONCE WAS.

  • >> Stephen: YEAH >> AND THAT CORE, IN THIS CASE,

  • IS ALL METAL, ALL METAL.

  • SO HERE'S THE THING-- YOU CAN SAY WHAT'S NICKEL WORTH AND

  • SILVER WORTH AND GOLD AND PLATINUM, ALL OF THIS, AND ADD

  • IT UP, YOU GET 10,000 QUADRILLION DOLLARS, AS LONG AS

  • IT STAYS OUT THERE.

  • SO, STEVE, YOU WANT TO LASSO THIS AND BRING IT BACK TO EARTH.

  • THAT'S THE END OF THE ECONOMY FOR EVERY ONE WERE THOSE

  • ELEMENTS BECAUSE IT WILL BE-- WE'LL HAVE SO MUCH OF IT, THE

  • PRICE WILL DROP TO NEAR ZERO.

  • >> Stephen: IF SOMETHING THAT SIZE HIT THE EARTH?

  • >> OH.

  • >> Stephen: NOT GOOD, HEY?

  • >> REALLY BAD.

  • >> Stephen: HARD, AND HARD, TOO.

  • >> THE DINOSAURS-- THE ONE THAT TOOK OUT THE DINOSAURS, THIS

  • WOULD MAKE THAT ASTEROID LOOK LIKE A PEBBLE.

  • >> Stephen: OKAY.

  • YOU MADE THIS REALLY LOVELY POST ON WHAT DAY WAS THIS?

  • YESTERDAY.

  • HERE IS-- YOU POSTED ABOUT A VERY SPECIAL PERSON VOTING THIS

  • WEEK.

  • WHAT'S GOING ON IN THIS PHOTO HERE, NEIL deGRASSE TYSON?

  • >> OKAY, I POSTED THAT.

  • THAT'S MY 92-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WHO WANTED TO MAKE SURE HER VOTE WAS

  • HEARD, AND WENT TO THE POLLING STATION, AND SHE LIVES IN

  • WESTCHESTER.

  • AND SHE WAS SECOND IN LINE, ALL RIGHT, AND GOT IN, AND IN THE

  • BACK OF THAT PHOTO, YOU CAN SEE IT'S 8:03.

  • THE POLLS OPENED AT 8:00, AND SHE VOTED.

  • AND YOU CAN SEE HER WITH HER SNEAKERS ON, SHE'S GOT HER MASK,

  • BCAUSE SHE LISTENS TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AS WELL.

  • AND I JUST SAID, "THIS IS MY MOTHER VOTING IN PERSON, VOTING

  • EARLY SM OF THAT'S ALL I DID, I DIDN'T-- IT WAS JUST AN

  • OFFERING.

  • SHE'S 92.

  • WHAT'S YOUR EXCUSE.

  • >> Stephen: NEIL, THANKS SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

  • ALWAYS GREAT TO TALK TO YOU.

  • AS SOON AS THIS DAMN ELECTION IS OVER, THE FIRST THING I'M GOING

  • TO WATCH IS "COSMOS: POSSIBLE WORLDS."

  • IT AIRS TUESDAYS ON FOX.

  • NEIL deGRASSE TYSON, EVERYBODY.

WE'RE BACK WITH AMERICA'S SWEETHEART, NEIL deGRASSE

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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tells Stephen About A Very Expensive Asteroid

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/31
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