Two things that seem highly unbelievable yet are totally true: Somehow, Dancing with the Stars is about to begin its 17th season, and when it does, one of the dancing competitors will be Bill Nye. Yes, everyone’s favorite television “science guy” (all due respect to Neil deGrasse Tyson) will compete against 11 other celebrities in the popular dancing reality show, and hopefully, he’ll be wearing his trademark bow-ties. As Nye explained in a blog post today, it’s all in the name of science — and for the love of space:

In order for us to carry out our mission to get the world — our world — excited about and supportive of space exploration, we need to engage people everywhere. The show is watched by millions. I’ll be there as your CEO of The Planetary Society and a student of Carl Sagan. Buzz Aldrin appeared on this show three years ago.

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(Source: Wired)

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