Spiders from Mars?

Humanity’s biggest problems seem very small from space. Astronauts orbit Earth at about 250 miles above sea level, a view from which our civilization becomes unrecognizable. Borders, ethnicities, and religions aren’t visible from space—which makes us wonder how much they matter, in the great scheme of things.

Cosmic Perspective

In Starry Messenger, celebrity astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson asks us to consider our small planet in the context of the great universe. What if Earth is just a zoo created for the entertainment of an alien species? Or a simulation run by a teenage alien on a computer? Consider strange new possibilities and other musings grounded in scientific reasoning from our latest Instaread.
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