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Neil deGrasse Tyson  Your Personal Astrophysicist - Posting photos as art rather than as chronicles of life.

For me, every day is #EarthDay.

Things we could notice when we are not arguing with one another.

A shout out to New Zealand, one of the most beautiful countries I’ve ever visited. Perhaps the only location on Earth (Middle or otherwise) to locate the mythical Hobbiton, in the Shire. A place of peace & tranquility, where having a “second breakfast” might be the most controversial decision a Hobbit makes in a day. (July 2017)

For those who could not see Saturn in my living room lamp, perhaps you can see my living room lamp in this image of Saturn. (@NASA Cassini)

A color photo with no color in it — just shades of sepia. My living room suspension lamp designed by Artemide, for which the light source may be more intriguing than whatever it’s trying to illuminate. For me, the interplay of light and shade evokes close-up @NASA images of Saturn’s ring system, casting shadows on Saturn itself.

As an astrophysicist, I know how and why the Sun generates energy in its core. But I nontheless well-up at the sight of a majestic sunset, which brings out the poet in us all. ("Twelve Apostles" rock formation. The Great Oean Road, Australia. August 2015)

The stark beauty of Yellowstone Park, atop a dormant supervolcano. Reminder that not all of our planet is a haven for life. Across many parts of Earth's surface, "Mother Nature" will just as soon see you dead. (August 2017)

For most of our life on Earth we either resist or succumb to the force of gravity. At Muscle Beach, gravity loses every time. (Venice, California - Sept 2016)

In case you ever wondered, this is what fully decapitated broccoli looks like.

Crowds gather. Traffic halts. Cross streets glisten with fiery orange light, rendering otherwise-shadowed urban canyons aglow. Behold sunset on the Manhattan grid. Behold #Manhattanhenge.

I will never tire of the New York City skyline in twilight. Empire State Building. Chrysler Building. United Nations. Photographed across the East River from a dock at Long Island City, Queens. October 2003.

Jet Engine Car. Rode it down a 3-mile runway with Jay for @jaylenosgarage. Driver-side window blew out at 130 mph. We hit 165. Could have gone 200+, but Jay said he didn’t want to be the guy who killed Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Edwards Air Force Base, California. May 2016

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