Neil deGrasse Tyson Tweeted the Science of Interstellar Last Night, and It Was… Stellar?

He'll help you grasp the gravity of the situation. Sorry. I'm done now.
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Interstellar was big on the scientist-as-hero angle, which we can get behind, because Neil deGrasse Tyson is a scientist and our hero. The team behind the film worked really hard to make sure its physics were accurate, and it paid off both in the movie and in scientifically stimulating tweets from the astrophysicist last night. Spoilers, of course.

Relativity played a big part in the movie, but we unthinkingly deal with it in our daily lives:

Go ahead and jot your answers down. There will be a quiz at the end.

Sigh. Good luck, humanity.

But hey! This was also happening while those two aforementioned dudes were playing punch-face in space:

And if you need help making sense of the third act:

Tyson sure does love tweeting about space movies, even if some people can’t take a joke. It’s about the science, people!

And if a bunch of science reads like a glowing review to you, you’re exactly the kind of person who should go see Interstellar.

(featured image via NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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