Astrophysicist and science popularizer Neil deGrasse Tyson recently took aim at the Flat Earth conspiracy and attempted to debunk the controversial concept once and for all.
In an episode of his StarTalk YouTube program, Tyson explained to his co-host, comedian Chuck Nice, how scientists know that the Earth is, indeed, round and not flat.
Citing his most recent book, he detailed how the laws of physics "conspire to make things round" and noted that "almost everything in the universe is either a sphere or a slight distortion of a sphere."
Tyson also pointed out how lunar eclipses also serve to confirm the round shape of the planet and the simple observation of a ship sailing into the horizon and disappearing proves that the Earth is round.
Check out the complete video and find out why Tyson thinks the Flat Earth theory has exploded in popularity lately at the Coast to Coast AM website.