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Cosmic Queries

Neil deGrasse Tyson, James Trefil

5 mins

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A comprehensive yet accessible investigation into some of humankind's oldest and most profound questions about the universe we live in, the origins of life, and what the future might hold.


Cosmic Queries

Cosmic Queries

by Neil deGrasse Tyson


For as long as humans have existed, we've had questions about what we see around us and our place in the cosmos. These questions have often revolved around the origins of life, what the 'building blocks' of our material world are, and what lies beyond our planet.

Through thousands of years of story, study, experimentation, and discovery, we know more about our cosmos than ever before. But we haven't definitively answered any of the age-old questions.

In Cosmic Queries, renowned astrophysicist, author, and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson and physicist and author James Trefil take us on a journey through the universe. We are taken from the start of it all, through the formation of galaxies and star systems, to the development of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere. Along the way, Tyson and Trefil tackle the grand scientific and philosophical questions that have always fascinated us.

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In the gulf between the depths of human curiosity and the limits of human ignorance resides a series of questions, some of which we all have asked and all of which some of us have asked. Not all have answers.

- Neil deGrasse Tyson and James Trefil

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