Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks Reddit?

Neil deGrasse Tyson Q&A session gets over 10,000 comments; site goes down

WRITTEN BY: Janelle Vreeland
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Reddit AMA session over the weekend received an overwhelming amount of comments. So much so, that it may have caused Reddit to temporarily go down Monday morning.

During his AMA session, Tyson received over 10,000 comments, an accomplishment rarely seen on Reddit, even for an AMA. Tyson answered questions ranging from physics, to lesser-known scientists, to classes he would add to a university curriculum (answer: "How to tell when someone else is full of shit"). You can read Tyson's complete AMA session here.

Recently, Tyson was featured in the latest "Symphony of Science" video "Onward to the Edge," "a musical celebration of the importance and inspirational qualities of space exploration (human and robotic), as well as a look at some of the amazing worlds in our solar system." You can watch the video featuring Tyson below.

Tyson was also a recent guest on Chris Hardwick's Nerdist podcast. You can listen to it here.

Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, but is perhaps best known for his appearances on PBS' "NOVA scienceNOW." Tyson will also be hosting a sequel to Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" series on Fox.

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