The Wrong Sky


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Astrophysicist and geek idol Neil deGrasse Tyson watched the 1997 film Titanic and noticed the stars in the sky during the scenes when (spoiler alert) the boat sank. They were not the stars that would have been visible in that location on April 15, 1912. But they will be accurate in the re-release of the film today! You may think that deGrasse Tyson was being pedantic, but imagine getting all those preteen Titanic fans interested in historic star fields. Link -via Geeks Are Sexy

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Is this guy trying to become the new Carl Sagan or something? Because lately his PR team seems to have been working overtime... I mean, if he is, good for him but still - it feels like he has been on a PR tour rather than actually doing science lately.
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Since Seth MacFarlane is planning to have him host his revival of COSMOS that he's doing for FOX --- I think he already is the new Carl Sagan.
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Sounds like the guy who called up NBC sports because they added a soundtrack of bird noises to a golf game. Only problem was the birds they added weren't indigenous to the location of the golf game.
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