The real life Reed Richards has an awesome exchange with a young fan.
Science rules. I believe that this young fellow has an incredible future ahead of him.
Neil deGrasse Tyson, the man behind “Cosmos,” gave a lecture followed by a Q&A and young Jacob (9) closed the day with a multi-part question.
Tyson handled the conversation beautifully, treating the aspiring young scientist with respect and explaining clearly without using extremely technical jargon.
The real jaw-dropping segment occurs at 3:20, when Tyson is searching for the right adjectives to describe an asteroid’s consistency. Jacob fills in the blank with, “non-Newtonian solid.”
Originally appeared at Elite Daily
Photo Elite Daily
About the author: Christian La Du. After years of intense training, Christian emerged from Vassar College as a partially-fledged writer with a degree in economics, who is capable of consistently achieving mediocrity while striving for greatness. He knows how to tie his shoes and does his own laundry (most of the time). When not hard at work, he is trying (often failing) to play pick-up sports.