Tech|November 15, 2011| Author: Kim LaCapria|Tags:

Neil deGrasse Tyson Does Best Reddit AMA Ever

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Among Reddit’s distinctive features, a measure of hero worship and community outpourings of affection for certain personalities is certainly one.

And one of the site’s most major favorite dudes, for good reason, is astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has even been enshrined in the above rage face. (Full disclosure: I am an avid Redditor and Neil deGrasse Tyson fangirl.) So when Tyson did his first AMA on Sunday, naturally, the Reddit universe soiled its trousers while dissolving in fits of science-adoring glee.

The thread amassed a staggering 11,000+ replies, gaining the rockstar scientist a karma score surpassing 84,000 since his join date just three days ago. Tyson fielded dozens of questions, mostly about science in general and the politics surrounding it, signing off with a hint about further, future AMAs:

I’ve always admired the intensity of arguments that unfold on these pages. Happy to partake, even if only briefly. In fact it is here that I must resume my day and part ways with the Redditverse. Farewell to all. Maybe we can do this once a month. In the meantime, my tweets are live: http://twitter.com/#!/neiltyson

As always, keep looking up.

In case you missed it, you can read Neil deGrasse Tyson’s entire Reddit AMA over on his Reddit profile.