Did you know that the planets, stars, and everything you can see make up less than 5 percent of the universe? That’s right. Five percent (and a smaller fraction than that, if we’re just talking about what you can see through the city’s lights).
Of course, this little factoid begs the question…what is the other 95 percent?
We can’t answer it ourselves, but the American Museum of Natural History’s Space Show Dark Universe – narrated by everyone’s favorite scientist/meme Neil deGrasse Tyson – starts to by delving into some of the universe’s most fascinating secrets. It takes you on a journey through pivotal moments in mankind’s scientific exploration of the universe, and examines present cosmic mysteries (specifically dark matter and dark energy).
Want to learn more about the vastness of our universe? Yeah, we thought so. So go ahead and check out Dark Universe at the AMNH’s Hayden Planetarium– showtimes, tickets, and more info can all be found here!