Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Is This Thing A Spaceship?

  • Published on Jan 6, 2018
  • Astrophysicist and 'Astrophysics for People in a Hurry' author Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the science behind the first observed interstellar object to visit our universe (which Stephen knows is full of aliens).
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  • Khulani Tshona
    Khulani Tshona Day ago

    Stephen is way too animated, give Neil a chance to talk, he’s the scientist not you!

  • Øivind Solheim
    Øivind Solheim 2 days ago

    Tyson are an tragic front figure for No Such Agency.

  • Johnathon Fake Name
    Johnathon Fake Name 4 days ago

    "the reason we know that it's probably not aliens is we calculated it's expected trajectory and the whole thing is completely determined by the laws of gravity."
    *proceeds to travel at a trajectory not calculated and not able to be explained by the laws of gravity*

  • Ricky G
    Ricky G 4 days ago

    I thought this ship had a Solar Sail and sped up its speed abnormally

  • Mcclays Mcclays
    Mcclays Mcclays 5 days ago

    I love that he had to admit that what the media is showing the sheople and man made drawing. It's all bull shyte a very old plan at work and thier close to completion.

  • Duane Anderson
    Duane Anderson 6 days ago

    Just a nother me too movement too bad Neil .you fucked up

  • Dave Randle
    Dave Randle 6 days ago +1

    I always knew he was a rapist.... The mustache

  • GymChess
    GymChess 6 days ago

    Freemason. "Nuff" said.

  • Jiro the Shiba Inu
    Jiro the Shiba Inu 6 days ago +3

    Is Neil DeGrasse Cleveland from Family Guy?

  • Susan Kodner
    Susan Kodner 6 days ago +1

    Neil is kind of a dick.

  • Timmy Turdbreath
    Timmy Turdbreath 6 days ago +2

    After the show, Neil went ahead and raped Stephen. Because the internet says so.

  • NerdThatHitUrMom
    NerdThatHitUrMom 6 days ago

    Michael j fox anyone?

  • heymisterderp
    heymisterderp 7 days ago

    The aliens from the Rastafaria star cluster dragged that thing into our solar system as a gentle reminder of what's going to happen to us if we don't O-bey.

  • Twatsack🛡️
    Twatsack🛡️ 7 days ago

    Hyperbolic? Hyperbollocks.

  • Rick Gage
    Rick Gage 7 days ago

    Right off the bar Neil is already trying to debunk it. Just like he is paid to do.

  • William Jordan
    William Jordan 7 days ago

    NDT you are literally star dust.....

  • Nick
    Nick 7 days ago

    He better find a way to Mars with Elon because his ass is getting #Metoo'd

    BIG ERN 7 days ago +2

    Neil rapes women. His thoughts and opinions are pointless. Just loves to hear himself talk

  • Peter Petruzzi
    Peter Petruzzi 7 days ago

    I once took a dump that rivals that asteroid...ass-teroid huhhh huh

  • KineticUncertainty
    KineticUncertainty 7 days ago

    it doesnt need to have engines. It can be accelated by other means of energy. Maybe its using radiation to maneuver itself.

  • Alberto Agilar
    Alberto Agilar 7 days ago

    colber is fukn rude

  • WaheedQc
    WaheedQc 8 days ago

    I bet Stephen Colbert has his own fake youtube accounts for posting about Trump.

  • Anthony Perone
    Anthony Perone 8 days ago

    No ones talking about how this could be a ghost ship regardless this thing is not natural

  • bbyshady
    bbyshady 8 days ago

    Neil should stick to science and not comedy

  • DeltaBlaZe77
    DeltaBlaZe77 8 days ago

    Of course they smoke, they need a cigarette after all those sex experiments.

  • HOH
    HOH 8 days ago

    We've got a lot more appetite than u r dishing out information. Checkmate for Stephen yeah!

  • Jonathan Champagne
    Jonathan Champagne 8 days ago

    Ok, I'm in on the joke. That thing is just a story you made up to convince people that space travel is their goal for the future. Elon Musk will help depopulate the Earth by sending people to the red planet, Mars. Red is symbolic. We should give everyone the option to go to Mars.

  • Bennet Madden
    Bennet Madden 8 days ago

    stephen is like that one friend who you just let talk even though you know he's wrong

  • Made In USA
    Made In USA 8 days ago

    Somebody just photoshopped a blunt

  • George Johnston
    George Johnston 8 days ago

    Gotcha bitch

  • Paul Rinaldi
    Paul Rinaldi 8 days ago

    This was broadcast before we realized this was the launch 🚀 of the alien invasion, we are now faced with. It was a simpler time.

  • WeBe Flexin
    WeBe Flexin 8 days ago +1

    Neil’s sitting there like “Holy shit this guy’s right” 😂

  • Daphne
    Daphne 8 days ago

    Is he drunk?

  • Francisco Rodriguez
    Francisco Rodriguez 8 days ago

    Is there any chance their engine propulsion and physics is the same as what we know, in that area of technology? Hell, does it even have or need an engine to operate at all?

  • jamie reid
    jamie reid 8 days ago

    tyson is going to touch it inappropriately

  • Rex Wire
    Rex Wire 8 days ago

    That man has gone on about how hard it is for a Black American in the science field, all the while sexually harassing women, the demagraphic the science community is actually against.
    To continue glorifying him just means you hate with a passion white males and or females for his case.

    • Banksy
      Banksy 8 days ago

      Rex Wire whether or not he is a sexual predator doesn’t devalue how smart he is

  • Dharzjinion
    Dharzjinion 8 days ago +1

    03:03 Whoa, this is brilliant.

  • Damien INSANE-O
    Damien INSANE-O 8 days ago +3

    this show is still on the air?

  • Demon S Downs
    Demon S Downs 8 days ago

    Why would it manoeuvre??? For You??? Ignorance Personified

  • Demon S Downs
    Demon S Downs 8 days ago

    Fuckin know it all is as ignorant as a 1925 encyclopedia.
    He’s silent now.
    Hopefully won’t hear much from him again

  • RamsesTheStone
    RamsesTheStone 8 days ago

    What a retard. Almost unwatchable. And Tyson is just a clown too, jumping through those idiotic hoops.

  • Operation Mindfuck
    Operation Mindfuck 8 days ago

    Could the shape be evidence of a liquid space outside the heliosphere? If there is it could have eroded this into a more streamlined shape.

  • Operation Mindfuck
    Operation Mindfuck 8 days ago

    What if it has very efficient sensors that can scan every molecule within a lightyear? The alien civilisation could send it out on a course like a pinball on a course that naturally uses gravity to explore the most number of stars efficiently?

  • aa zz
    aa zz 9 days ago

    3:37 ooo we got a badass over here

  • Goodwins all access Media service provider

    Why do you have this sex predator on your show Stephen?

  • fox
    fox 9 days ago

    He GOT HIM!!!!

  • jerrylharbin
    jerrylharbin 9 days ago


    • redomega24
      redomega24 8 days ago

      he's def not. or funny for that matter.

  • elsa helgason
    elsa helgason 10 days ago

    Bravo guys. 🙏🙏🙏

  • GetoverYourself
    GetoverYourself 10 days ago

    It seems a lot of Colbert’s guest are just perverts and pedophiles.

  • FBG TRUST EST. 1985
    FBG TRUST EST. 1985 11 days ago

    whatever life form finds this funny is highly suspect and possibly dangerous

  • eerohughes
    eerohughes 12 days ago

    These two are so good together!

  • Tar Heel Boi
    Tar Heel Boi 12 days ago

    Hello HE DID GO 2 SCHOOL fa this knowledge. Taste of your own medicine???? A very well nurtured education 🤣🤣🤣

  • EYE
    EYE 12 days ago

    That’s a joint spaceship.

  • fUll 951
    fUll 951 13 days ago +1

    Tyson says the trajectory was gravity based but that goes against everything I've ever heard about the object. Ive heard nothing but the object accelerated after rounding the sun and that if it was expelled gasses from the sun heating it up, they would of been able to detect that

  • Tamar Pelkinson
    Tamar Pelkinson 13 days ago

    I love these two :) together and alone

  • James bradley
    James bradley 13 days ago

    HA! jokes on Neal. Its been seen that the same object has changed trajectory, no signs of off gassing and solar radiation could only effect it if it was less than 1mm thick and hollow.

  • Colleen Forrest
    Colleen Forrest 13 days ago

    ... and then it made a course correction :)

  • Joseph Buffington II
    Joseph Buffington II 14 days ago

    @2:20 Did anyone else think Hyperbolic Time Chamber??? #DBZ

  • dan hemmerling
    dan hemmerling 14 days ago

    So it's slowing down right? Will park in orbit right? Hmmmm I think not!

  • My Road Tours
    My Road Tours 14 days ago

    I can listen to Neil DeGrasse all day long!

  • Kathy Anderson
    Kathy Anderson 14 days ago

    Steven =secret scientist

  • Kai Keeper
    Kai Keeper 15 days ago

    Although I share Neil's opinion that it's less likely to be aliens, Steven Colbert actually made a good argument, we use sling shots all the time, maybe it accelerated before and is visiting and capturing data while it sling shots from our solar system, maybe they think there are intelliegent beings like us in the solar that might be looking, so they didn't accelerate during the visit because they do not want to be identified as aliens as it might interfere with our civilization. It's a possibility, although unlikely.

    • Kai Keeper
      Kai Keeper 15 days ago

      oh shit, they talked about this afterwards lol...

  • Omotola Oyeniyi
    Omotola Oyeniyi 15 days ago


    NEKO_RID 15 days ago

    THIS is the video of the year!!!!

  • winstonian88
    winstonian88 16 days ago

    Really love NDT, but hate how he fake laughs all the time. He belly laughs at things that aren’t funny, then his face is dead serious less than a second later. It’s a weird and irritating social crutch he uses. He’s great though.

  • mister voodoo
    mister voodoo 16 days ago

    Colbert is right. There is a alien dreadnought inside. We are scroomed. Panic and start looting.

  • mister voodoo
    mister voodoo 16 days ago

    Neil should have been the first black president. Maybe in an alternate reality.

  • Adrian Reyes
    Adrian Reyes 17 days ago

    where are the conspiracy theories, conspiracy theorists??? you guys are slackin it, come on.

  • ThuggaThug
    ThuggaThug 17 days ago

    What if they used our sun as a slingshot and a charger at the same time? What if they shut off their engines and used the suns gravity as a sling shot but also it’s light to refuel? 2 birds one stone.

  • Kansa City Shuffle
    Kansa City Shuffle 18 days ago

    RAMA lama ding dong

  • eric andrews
    eric andrews 18 days ago

    ask an AI supercomputer what it was

  • K. Shawn Edgar
    K. Shawn Edgar 19 days ago

    The Cult of Stephen Colbert is sad and scary; his audience is made up of gas-filled bobbleheads, little programable rubber ducks.

  • Mark Ash
    Mark Ash 19 days ago

    So it could be the alien equivalent of riding through a neighborhood and ducking under the window.

    NATIVE MUGGA 19 days ago

    Sounds like bullshit

  • John Mcdonald 123
    John Mcdonald 123 19 days ago

    Obviously if a ball of dirt and intrinsic beauty (through alot of time).like 🌎 that is traveling at 67,000 miles an hour through a vacuum of space filled with big rocks, traveling alot faster. Is a alien ship.. BTW my opinion is the host is aschill

  • aresmars2003
    aresmars2003 20 days ago

    Tyson is full of himself. Oumuamua may not be as elongated as artistically drawn, but it can't have tumbling motion unless it is largely rigid, NOT a collection of boulders!
    And in favor of aliens, it could be a DEAD derelict spacecraft tumbling through space, a failed mission that made it to our solar system, but not for their intended outcome.

  • c d
    c d 20 days ago

    Of course it's not aliens. If it were, it would need to travel a lot faster for it to be worth an alien civilisations time, waiting hundreds of thousands of years for it to pass earth, then waiting generations for the message to go back to the alien planet via light speed. Plus its trajectory means it wouldn't even be going back to its planet of origin, it's going to a totally different constellation. It's irresponsible to even suggest its alien as the probability of a tumbling object going so slowly and aimlessly being of alien origin is miniscule. Ridiculous

  • MC Gee
    MC Gee 20 days ago

    WTF ! The host thinks he's smarter than Neil... So stupid!

  • Daniel Anderson
    Daniel Anderson 20 days ago

    This was a good “debate” lmao I love it

  • Europa Europa
    Europa Europa 20 days ago

    Congress needs to earmark a few hundred billion dollars for climate scientists to study if alien activity on Oumoamoua could cause CO2 to heat it up resulting in an explosion that could wipe out life on Earth.
    I'm sure 97% of all scientists including Al Gore, Obama, and Neil Degrasse Tyson would want this money approved immediately.

  • Sharon Pena
    Sharon Pena 20 days ago

    Hard to believe that God(we call him that)would create only us. I'd like to think this is proof we're not alone-what geneticist would'nt continue exploring and creating?

  • Aurora 131313
    Aurora 131313 21 day ago

    He's one of ours! 😂😁😂

  • Gercho-San Andrade
    Gercho-San Andrade 21 day ago

    Wham! In your face Neil!

  • All Hail The Mighty Mattis

    Just grease that thing up and SLIIIIDE it in there!

  • Shalom CCS
    Shalom CCS 21 day ago

    Neil you know what is going on, but you don't say it!,,,,,

  • The Sauce Guy
    The Sauce Guy 21 day ago

    Naww probably just the Silver Surfer looking for some planets for Galactus to eat. We’re doomed

  • Daniel Verberne
    Daniel Verberne 21 day ago

    Pretty impressed with Stephen's familiarity with the basics, it's great. I'm no space guru, but I can tell when someone speaks the lingo and he does, its great.

  • Joel Troche
    Joel Troche 21 day ago

    Neil is high on something.

  • Felipe Carvalho
    Felipe Carvalho 21 day ago


  • John Zyp
    John Zyp 22 days ago

    Tyson is an idiot.

  • jc1990wm
    jc1990wm 22 days ago

    He full of shit...he a govt shill...he got owned...he suspect. So why did it speed up & down.

  • ardcr76
    ardcr76 22 days ago

    Mr tyson is lying, is was proven that it moved away from the sun gravitational pull

  • Earmuff Hugger
    Earmuff Hugger 22 days ago

    It's a towbar...

  • Rocky Davis
    Rocky Davis 23 days ago

    My role model 👉🏾💪🏾🙆🏿‍♂️🕵🏾‍♂️

  • Jeb Johnston
    Jeb Johnston 23 days ago

    Rendezvous with Rama?

  • james rock
    james rock 23 days ago

    That is an alien ship.

  • A Bertinasco
    A Bertinasco 23 days ago

    Tysons acting is off as usual if this was real it's hype would be huge from him

  • Jolly John
    Jolly John 23 days ago

    Looks like the host of the show wants more illegal aliens enter their country.

  • Andre Johnson
    Andre Johnson 23 days ago

    He's probably the most popular nerd since Stan Lee past away.

  • Tiger25NYC Brooklyn
    Tiger25NYC Brooklyn 23 days ago

    He is doing damage control