Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains “What Goes Up, Must Come Down”

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains “What Goes Up, Must Come Down”

What goes up, must come down…right? Neil deGrasse Tyson says not so fast. You’ve heard the phrase before but Neil and comic co-host Chuck Nice are here to provide an update to this classic phrase in the latest StarTalk explainer video.

To start, we take a look at the science behind the phrase. You’ll learn about the forces of gravity working all around us. Then, Neil and Chuck discuss why it’s time to retire the phrase, or, make it a little more scientific.

We explore escape velocity. Discover more about traveling to the Moon and Mars and why we don’t pack fuel to get to the final destination, we just pack fuel to get to a certain point along the way. All that, plus, Neil and Chuck provide an updated version of “what goes up, must come down.”

About the prints that flank Neil in this video:

“Black Swan” & “White Swan” limited edition serigraph prints by Coast Salish artist Jane Kwatleematt Marston. For more information about this artist and her work, visit Inuit Gallery of Vancouver

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Originally posted 2020-10-27 19:00:00.