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Gravity - Heavy Stuff - and the Science Behind the Movie

Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney has been smashing box office records and people have been getting so excited about reading all the inaccuracies in this movie. However, this is a very welcome surprise for the science community because they’re pumped it’s part of the national discourse for once! Check out the video below that explores the science behind the movie.

Big hot shots like Space.com and Neil deGrasse Tyson and many others have all said that though there are a few things here and there this movie manages to make the inaccuracies pale in comparison to the mind-blowing visuals, the very strong sense of realism, and the gripping sequences. The thoughts about films being accurate and totally like real life are valid, but then everything would be like a never ending Seinfeld episode…it's all real; it's about nothing, no plot, no problems, yada yada yada.

So, what is the deal with this movie Gravity? Well, it’s awesome! Go see it if you have not already seen it a couple of times. The premise of this movie is simply mind numbing. Imagine taking whatever it is that you’re doing right now and replace it by being stranded in space!! Sure, there are some issues in this film, but suspension of disbelief is not necessarily a terrible thing, a little wiggle room in the mind pokes a few new questions from time to time. So, with that said, here’s just one take on the highs and lows and all of the sweet in-betweens about the movie Gravity.

Article and video by Prabir Mehta, MY GLASSES RULE

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