That’s John Boswell’s latest Symphony of Science installment, “Onward to the Edge!” It includes Neil deGrasse Tyson, as heard on the latest Nerdist Podcast, plus bits of Brian Cox narrating the BBC’s Wonders of the Solar System and a TED Talk by Carolyn Porco. These things are genius, in more ways than one.
There’s also Cox reading a line from the late, great Carl Sagan in there. Today would have been Sagan’s 77th birthday. His influence on countless Nerdists is incalcuable. (Insert “billions” reference here) That’s worth celebrating. And as we heard in the Nerdist Podcast, Sagan’s epic Cosmos is getting a sequel series on Fox, hosted by… Neil deGrasse Tyson. Everything’s connected.
(Thanks to Nerdist reader MetaMike23 for posting the video in the comments for the podcast)