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YouTuber and Physicist Derek Muller teaches us how far the moon really is

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If there’s one thing the recent eclipse taught us, it’s that we know absolutely nothing about the solar system.

I don’t know about you, but after the fifth “don’t stare at the sun” PSA, it became abundantly clear that maybe, just maybe, we as a community need to dive a little deeper into our relationship with the stars and planets around us.

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Enter Derek Muller, known to many as 'Veritasium' on YouTube, where he leads the edutainment charge by informing his 4.3 million subscribers about the world around them. Muller stopped by Circa Pop Live, and told us about the first video he had go “viral” in which he explains the true distance between the Earth and the Moon.

Check out the video above for Muller’s explanation. You’ll likely be surprised to find out that not only is the Moon much further than we think, but the International Space Station is much closer.

And check out Derek on Circa Pop Live playing a game we made up called “Sci or Scifi” and see how many inventions you can guess are real or fake.

YouTuber and Physicist Derek Muller plays Sci or Scifi

You can check out more of Derek’s video’s on the Veritasium YouTube channel, and make sure you follow Circa on Facebook to watch Circa Pop Live weekdays at 3pm PST / 6pm EST.

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