We keep hearing the statement that “we’re all connected” and that human beings are part of one higher conscience and that everyone serves a purpose. These things may be true but they’re very hard to get once you hear them.

What if there was a simple scientific explanation for all this and what if this turned out to be the most amazing thing in the Universe.

Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.

inspired by obisnuit, via neatorama