Yesterday Neil deGrasse Tyson, the scientist who enjoys ruining things like Pluto for us, took aim at the common phrase "meteoric rise." We were just about ready to launch the term into space and past our solar system's eight planets before Bill Nye came in to save the day. He started and finished a nerd fight(!) in one fell Twitter scoop.
@neiltyson Meteors create streaks in skies. From the ground, meteors often look like they're leaving Earth. "Makes no sense" bit of an exag.— Bill Nye (@BillNye) April 15, 2015
Game, lab coats.