Astrophysicist Brian Cox on the Science Behind “Don’t Look Up”
Last week I posted a video of astrophysicist Dr. Becky responding to the space science in the controversial film, Don’t Look Up.
Here is another astrophysicist, Brian Cox, giving his assessment of the film’s science. Although there is obvious overlap between the two vids, Brian goes into more detail about what a comet is, what real-world methods are being developed to protect against possible impacts (clue: It ain’t a fleet of nukes headed up by a re-commissioned space shuttle), the film’s depiction of an erosion of trust in science/scientists, and more.
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