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Black scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson blasts movie ‘Gravity’ for inaccuracies

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Neil deGrasse Tyson has beef with the top movie in the country. On Oct. 6, Tyson, an astrophysicist, blasted the film Gravity for its scientific inaccuracy.
The movie portrays Sandra Bullock and George Clooney as astronauts who survive in space after a space shuttle is damaged.

However, Tyson points out that several miscues such as Bullock’s character, a medical doctor, servicing the Hubble Space Telescope; Bullock’s hair remaining intact in zero gravity and Bullock and Clooney drifting away instead of coming together in zero gravity.

It’s obvious that the producers and screenwriters of Gravity should have consulted with scientists before releasing the film. However, the lack of facts didn’t hurt box office numbers. Gravity earned $55 million this weekend.

Read Tyson’s Twitter rant below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



3 Comments

  1. Arthur McDonald on October 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Meh…its a movie.

    • Leguro on December 18, 2013 at 10:15 am

      As a black man, you should be on his side.
      Kidding, but seriously, it important for science fiction to get the science right.

      • Arthur McDonald on December 18, 2013 at 10:37 am

        Well I suppose them NOT getting it right would more appropriately put it in the realm of fantasy, then.