In an interview with Time magazine, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson was asked the question: "What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the universe?"

The famed scientist and author gives an answer that is perhaps as eloquent as it is mind-blowing; as beautiful as it is sublime.

It's best to hear Tyson's response in the video, but his answer is perhaps best revealed in one particular quote:

"We are part of this universe; we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts, is that the universe is in us," he explains.

"Many people feel small because they're small and the universe is big, but I feel big," he says.

In the clip above, video editor Max Schlickenmeyer ties the insights together with breathtaking visuals to create a powerful representation of the science behind Tyson's answer .

Learn more about Tyson's revelation by watching the video above and the full interview below. Afterwards, be sure to share your reaction in the comments section.

VIDEO The Most Astounding Fact

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Responses to "The Most Astounding Fact About The Universe (Video)"

  1. So Beautiful, Thank you

  2. Anonymous says:

    But of course! we are completely at one with the universe.The spirit within you, is only a fraction of your greater spirit, which in turn, is part of an even greater - and so on. Far too much to explain here. Creation - the original creator - created arch angles (not mispelled, because a single entity cannot see from different angles)- then other creators came into being - and so on - all has been created from the elements created to create things from. What does every human have a want to do? - create, from thought to action - everything is in us and we are in everything!

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