Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted yesterday a series of nine “mysteries” about Nolan’s Interstellar. He is happy about the overall scientific accuracy in the movie, but there are still some things the famous astrophysicist doesn’t fully understand.
Check them here (spoilers ahead):
- If you can poke through a tesseract and touch books, why not just write a note & pass it through.
- Stars vastly outnumber Black Holes. Why is the best Earthlike planet one that orbits a Black Hole
- Who in the universe would ever know the titles of all their books, from behind, on an bookshelf.
- How a pickup truck can drive with a flat tire among densely planted corn stalks taller than it.
- If wormholes exist among our planets, then why can’t one open up near Earth instead of Saturn.
- Gotta tell you. Mars (right next door) looks waay safer than those new planets they travelled to.
- If you crack your space helmet yet keep fighting, the Planet’s air can’t be all that bad for you.
- Can’t imagine a future where escaping Earth via wormhole is a better plan than just fixing Earth.
- In this unreal future, they teach unscientific things in science class. Oh, wait. That is real.
Here’s Neil talking about the science in interstellar on CBS News: