Neil deGrasse Tyson on New Earth-Like Planet and Black Holes

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

NASA’s Kepler mission has confirmed the discovery of a planet in the habitable zone of a sun-like star. A NASA researcher says the Earth-like planet would have a surface temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it a so-called "Goldilocks planet" — not too hot, not too cold, just right to support life. Researchers have also measured the largest black holes yet. A team of UC Berkeley scientists have confirmed the discovery of the two biggest black holes yet to be documented. Each black hole is 10 billion times larger than our sun.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of Star Talk Radio, discusses these recent discoveries.

Comments [8]

marya from

The Earth-like planet would have a surface temperature around 70 degrees Fahrenheit it is belived by me in actuality is seem to be 100%.

Feb. 08 2012 03:06 PM
Doug from Orange, Vermont

Hello. That song at the end is from "A Glorious Dawn" by Carl Sagan & Symphony of Science. Google it to read more or listen to it.

Dec. 19 2011 10:54 PM

Hi Phil from Hoboken.I beleive he said it was a vocoder version of the Late Dr.Carl Sagen ,obviously set to music by someone?

Dec. 06 2011 09:45 AM
Phil in NJ from Hoboken, NJ

Always a pleasure to hear from Neil deGrasse Tyson, but at the end of the interview the segment finished with a spacy song. Could anyone identify that song?
It had a lyric sung via vocoder "the sky calls to us, we cannot destroy our zones? selves?"

Can anyone identify that song?

Dec. 06 2011 09:40 AM

With all the excitement no mention that President Obama defunded NASA against the wishes of Neil Armstrong.

Dec. 06 2011 09:19 AM

So that's why the 1% doesn't mind the global upheaval: they're planning to move to a new planet! And at 70 degrees it looks like the new world has air conditioning.

Dec. 06 2011 09:17 AM
Mike Abramson from Nashville

So we've discovered a similar plant to our earth.Big Deal.!It's typical for humans to forget about this planet,and speculate how we can colonize a new one.What about the mess we've made here ?Does Mankind lack any sense of purview in respect to our own destructive behavior?Gimme a break....

Dec. 06 2011 08:11 AM
Ed from Larchmont

If there is life on other planets, we know that Jesus Christ has come to this planet to save us.

Erasmus, 1530

Dec. 06 2011 08:08 AM

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