Neil deGrasse Tyson Takes Down Gravity — & All Its Factual Inaccuracies



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Bad news, friends. Science genius and Twitter/comedy wiz Neil deGrasse Tyson is here to be a big ol' bummer. Particularly if you happened to enjoy a showing of Gravity this weekend. The astrophysicist is here to inform you that the visual spectacle that is the Cuarón film is riddled with falsehoods.

Tyson took to his Twitter last night to voice his thoughts on the space odyssey, and clear the air in terms of any lingering questions movie-goers might have. He brings up some pretty relevant questions regarding inaccuracies many might have missed due to the sheer visual scope of Cuarón's vision. For instance, why was a medical doctor sent to service the Hubble Telescope?

Indeed, Gravity is a fantasy film at heart and has never advertised itself as anything other than fiction. But, the scientific inaccuracies do exist — and if someone's going to take them on, it might as well be a trained professional and one of our favorite people on the Internet.

Tyson's full rant can be found below. And, for what it's worth, despite Gravity's factual struggles, it's still a marvel of filmmaking. And we're not ashamed to admit that we loved it anyway.