Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Neil deGrasse Tyson Finally Gives Star Wars Some Praise!


The Star Wars universe has earned some flack from the Cosmos host Neil deGrasse Tyson for not being scientifically feasible over the years, but this weekend during the 2018 Cosmos: Possible Worlds panel at Comic-Con, the scientist explained that while Star Wars has gotten a lot wrong over the years, he feels that it is high time he gives Star Wars Episode IV a little bit of credit for getting one science concept right. Per Tyson:

"In the Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope the first of the series it was, Luke comes out and he sees a double sunset. That is the only scientifically accurate thing in all of Star Wars. No, in all seriousness more than half the stars you see in the night sky are double and multiple star systems and no one had thought to put a planet around any of them. So, the fact this was portrayed in Star Wars, I'll just give a shout-out to that exercise in bringing the rest of the star family into the storytelling that unfolded."

Read more at Cinema Blend.

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