Cosmos—the reboot of Carl Sagan’s 1980s documentary series—premiered on nine different channels on Sunday to critical acclaim. The new host, Neil deGrasse Tyson, honored the memory of the original series by making astronomy unbelievable and accessible at the same time. Often during the first episode, one couldn’t help but feel dwarfed by the subject at hand. Here, some of the most awe-inspiring moments.
Riding Along in Neil’s Ship of Imagination
A holdover from the original series, the Ship of Imagination is now captained by Tyson. The thing is part Enterprise and part DeLorean from Back to the Future. It would not be surprising to see it blow up the Death Star in later episodes.