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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Stopped By Conan’s Place Last Night

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Noted astronomer Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who’s become the Face of Science these days (eat it, Bill Nye) had a chat with Conan O’Briel at his desk last night. Tyson made a few pointed comments on Star Wars, accurately diagnosed the age of the CONAN moon, and sincerely discussed the time he helped Superman find Krypton on a telescope. It’s also worth pointing out that Jack McBrayer was on the same episode — it was a super-wacky night.

If you missed the whole cosmic event, Team COCO provided us with these clips.


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Star Wars Fans Are “Prickly”    


According to Neil, “The Starship Enterprise would wipe its ass on the Millennium Falcon.” Can’t imagine how’d that upset people.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The CONAN Moon Is Astronomically Correct    


Neil says the moon was that size a few billion years ago, which makes Conan & Andy one-celled animals.

Neil deGrasse Tyson Met Superman


Neil helped determine what star system Krypton was in. It’s good to have the Man of Steel owe you a favor.

It’s rare these days to find a man with weird hair you can trust. Conan is one of those rarities. Trust Conan. Four weeknights a week on TBS.