Interview with Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Recently ran into Dr. Tyson at a holiday party and recorded this interview with him with my cell phone. All apologies about the quality.

Dr. Tyson graciously answers some questions about scientific topics.

Some context:
The Willamette meteor at the museum is considered holy by the Clackamas tribe of native Americans, who were upset when the museum cut off a part of the meteor for research.

Potentially Earth-like planets were recently discovered by the Kepler team: http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1222/Earth-like-planets-How-will-we-know-if-they-can-sustain-life-VIDEO

Scientists at the CERN supercollider discovered a new particle in their search for the Higgs-Boson: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/science-and-technology/2011/12/22/large-hadron-collider-scientists-discover-new-particle-as-search-for-god-particle-goes-on-86908-23654100/