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Sunshine Gets the Science Right

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Science in Hollywood usually fares poorly, but Sunshine gets a surprising amount right, according to Popular Mechanics. Susannah Gora asked Dr. Brian Cox, a physicist at the largest particle physics lab and the film’s scientific adviser about the feasibility of the sun’s lifecycle actually being interrupted, and whether we could really bring it back if it started to fizzle.

What are scientists saying about the film?
We have debates in the scientific community about Sunshine. If you look at it and say, “Yeah, but the sun is not going to die for five billion years,” then you’re probably going to get upset with it. If you look at it as a film that tries to get under the skin of scientists, then you’ll really enjoy it.

Pasadena theaters are bracing for an onslaught of CalTech types.

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