Last time Neil deGrasse Tyson picked up the mic, he mic-dropped B.o.B. for attempting a painfully-dumb flat-earth campaign. Real superhero of science type stuff. Being pop culture’s only resident astrophysicist, yesterday, March 14th, or to math-loving world, “Pi Day,” summoned NDT back to the mic, if just for a moment.
Joining Stephen Colbert on The Late Show, the Startalk and Cosmos host (not to forget: director of NYC’s Hayden Planetarium) maintained his cosmic charm and candidness, trekking over to the studio as the city took a moment to enjoy itself a snow day. The pop scientist emerged unfazed by “a little crystalized water,” noting that abrasive weather is not singular to earth, and in some cases, like say Saturn’s rings or Jupitor’s giant red spot, extreme weather has a deceptively-intimate relationship with a planet’s aesthetic.
NDT also sounds off on the latest batch of potentially-inhabitable planets in the Trappist-1 solar system. Watch Neil deGrasse Tyson bless The Late Show with some interplanetary knowledge below.
3.14 Happy Pi-day to Gregorian calendar users who reckon dates with month followed by day separated by period, omitting year
— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) March 14, 2017