An inspiring supercut of the universe’s greatest delights set to astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson‘s answer to the question, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This question was asked by a TIME magazine reader.

A fluent answer by Tyson in this truly life affirming nugget. Warning…don’t watch this while drunk or high, you’ll weep like a baby. Just saying. Who needs religion when you have the Force?

The supercut was made by Max Schlickenmeyer.


Narration: TIME Magazine’s 10 Questions for Neil Degrasse Tyson
Music: To Build a Home by the Cinematic Orchestra feat. Patrick Watson

Video (in order of appearance):
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Orion)
Yellowstone: Battle for Life (Tree & Waterfall)
Supernova to Crab Nebula 
BBC: Wonders of the Solar System (formation of the solar system)
Accretion and First Eukaryotes from the 2011 film “Tree of Life” directed by Terrence Malick
BBC: Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia by Ayrton Orio (Model: Xharon Kendelker)
Afghanistan – touch down in flight by Augustin Pictures
mongolia! by wiissa
Excerpt from Outside In, Copyright Stephen van Vuuren/SV2 Studios (Saturn’s moon Mimas)
IMAX: Hubble 3D (Inside Orion Nebula)
Shuttle Launch from 1985 IMAX film The Dream is Alive
Earth – Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over — NASA, ISS by Michael Konig
Excerpt from The Island – La Palma Time Lapse Video by Christoph Malin
Galaxy Map and Galaxy Formation by NCSA’s Advanced Visualization Lab
Mars Sunset captured by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Spirit