Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets Science of Super Bowl

Whether you’re in it for the halftime show, the million dollar commercials, the athletics, or just looking for an excuse to party, there’s something for everyone at the Super Bowl. While Twitter had a collective freak out over Katy Perry’s performance (was she really riding the ‘The More You Know’ rainbow?), our favourite astrophysicist, Neil deGrasse Tyson, took to Twitter to explain every play, pass, and deflated football in Physics terms. Because ultimately, football is physics.

In case you missed it, here’s a recap.

Momentum & Energy transfer. Elastic & Inelastic collisions. Spin-stabilized Prolate Spheroids. American Football is Physics.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) February 2, 2015

Examples of Elastic Collisions: Two bouncy balls. Two football helmets. Inelastic collisions: Two pillows. Two marshmallows.

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