"If your ego starts out, 'I am important, I am big, I am special,' you're in for some disappointments when you look around at what we've discovered about the universe," Tyson once said. "No, you're not big. No, you're not. You're small in time and in space."
Below, seven facts from NASA that will blow your mind and bring you right back to Earth.
NASA/Tumblr -- Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.
Our sun is one of at least 100 billion stars, just in the Milky Way. Scientists calculate that there are at least 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe, each one brimming with stars. There are more stars than grains of sand on all of Earth’s beaches combined.
In 1995, the first planet beyond our solar system was discovered. Now, thousands of planets orbiting sun-like stars, also known as exoplanets, have been found.
Roughly 70 percent of the universe is made of dark energy. Dark matter makes up about 25 percent. The rest -- everything on Earth, everything ever observed with all of our instruments, all normal matter -- adds up to less than 5 percent of the universe.