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Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweets About the Real Science of 'Interstellar'

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November 10, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson / Interstellar

"Experience Einstein's Relativity of Time as no other feature film has shown." He speaks! Bring on the science. Famed astrophysicist and "Cosmos" host Neil deGrasse Tyson has finally started speaking up about Interstellar, firing off a barrage of tweets late on Sunday night after the sci-fi movie opened in theaters worldwide on Friday. He suddenly started tweeting "In #Interstellar" facts and figures, pointing out the science and noting at the end that this isn't his opinion on the film, so much as just some observations. But most of it is very positive, defending Christopher Nolan's space opera and it's very real science. Read on.

He points out many details and facts about the science and reality of the movie, and says some funny things. This is one of my favorites: "On another planet, around another star, in another part of the galaxy, two guys get into a fist fight." I feel like it's missing "and this would only happen in a Christopher Nolan movie."

Here is the full batch of tweets from Neil deGrasse Tyson discussing the real science seen in Interstellar:

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Interstellar

<-- Click on the book to get a copy of Kip Thorne’s The Science of Interstellar.

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Interstellar

And of course, he ends with a reminder that this isn't really his opinion - just "highlighting the science" of it:

For updates beyond these just follow @neiltyson on Twitter, as he might be adding more later. Previously, he mentioned that his podcast StarTalk Radio Show will have an episode with guest Christopher Nolan.

Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. The screenplay is by Christopher Nolan and Jonathan Nolan, based on scientific theories by Caltech astrophysicist Kip Thorne and follows a group of explorers who make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. Matthew McConaughey stars in the film which Paramount Pictures releases on November 7th. For more information and to see a visualization of the stars, visit interstellarmovie.com. Or follow @Interstellar.

Once you've seen it and have your thoughts to share about it, don't forget to Sound Off on Interstellar here.

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  • Jon Odishaw
    I love this guy. that quip about the fist fight, magic.
  • Lagoya
    Neil deGrasse Tyson is a legend!
  • DAVIDPD
    He loves to stir the pot in his own special way.
  • Chris Groves
    "if you didn’t understand the plot, there is no published book to help you." Truer words have never been spoken, sums up my opinion on the film.
  • I'd be interested in reading his science of Gone Girl. I mean, what woman would actually purchase that many gifts for her husband to frame him? Neil, your scientific thoughts?
  • Randall Miller
    This is just another reason to love this film.

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