Are we rethinking the Big Bang? On this explainer, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Chuck Nice break down Big Bang skepticism and what’s going on at the frontier of astrophysics.
What are the core tenets of the Big Bang Theory? We explore the frontier of scientific research and what ideas are being contested. We also walk through the scientific process and experimentations. Could the Big Bang just be a small piece of a bigger theory? Learn about Vulcan, the hypothetical planet pulling on Mercury that was invented to save Newton’s Laws. When Einstein’s relativity came along, why didn’t Newtonian physics go away?
Science meets pop culture on StarTalk! Astrophysicist & Hayden Planetarium director Neil deGrasse Tyson, his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities & scientists discuss astronomy, physics, and everything else about life in the universe. Keep Looking Up!
0:00 - Introduction
1:19 - War of Ideas
3:55 - Search Results for “Big Bang Theory”
4:37 - Evidence for the Big Bang
5:23 - How the Big Bang Fits Into New Ideas
8:03 - Newtonian Conceptions of the Universe
8:57 - Theories of Relativity
10:20 - Closing Notes