Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson )

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Bio Astrophysicist
Location New York City
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Account created 29-01-2009 18:40:26
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TweetDeck : This year StarTalk has averaged 1-million plays per week. Best ever. Thanks to the production staff and our guests for helping us bring the Universe down to Earth.

Most importantly thanks to you, the fans of the show, who keep coming back for more.

TweetDeck : Speaking of Greenland, if its glacial ice sheets ever melt completely, this fresh water will flow to the surrounding Oceans, raising what we call Sea Level around the World by nearly 2.5x the height of a Basketball Rim.

TweetDeck : With thousand-degree coals readying for an evening of S’mores, bear witness to...a dance of plasma, choreographed by the forces of thermodynamics.

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TweetDeck : Kathy Benison So I guess my tweet should have said: "Mined salt **from underground salt mines**” to be 100% accurate (accepting colloquial use of the word “Seas”). My bad for not thinking of surface extractions as "Mining”.

Twitter Web App : Kathy Benison Just catching up with this. Thanks. My tweet references table salt as coming from any evaporated waters, colloquially referenced as "seas". This is not a commonly known fact, as can be seen in the original comment thread. What fraction of mined salt comes from surface waters?

TweetDeck : In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

TweetDeck : Minus the dripping blood, the poster for the horror film #TheLODGE offers a most excellent Snowflake, complete with six-fold symmetry — as Nature exhibits and as the Physics of our Universe requires.