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Recent science articles expose bad science in Gravity movie

An artist's concept showing the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude. (Credit: NASA Ames / Dana Berry)

An artist’s concept showing the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft is seen orbiting the moon as it prepares to fire its maneuvering thrusters to maintain a safe orbital altitude. (Credit: NASA Ames / Dana Berry)

Science facts and Hollywood have a tenuous relationship. There’s a little thing called “drama” that gets in the way. Recent science articles have taken the Gravity movie to task for its bad science. While suspenseful with superb special effects, the movie lacks accuracy in orbital science. When searching for good research paper topics, physical science majors could consider setting Hollywood movies straight and fix their dramatic yet erroneous science. Consult a science article or science journal to research the truth. Read more