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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has Good Things to Say About the Science in 'Interstellar'

America's favorite astrophysicist tweeted his thumbs-up to the new film.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, who’s never been shy about pointing out the scientific shortcomings of sci-fi movies (cough, Gravity), recently took to social media to praise the film Interstellar for getting it right. In a stream of tweets, Tyson applauded the movie for offering depictions of scientific principles, in some cases, “as no other feature film has shown.” He also gave the film high marks for diversity in representation of scientists, noting that about half of the scientists and engineers who feature prominently in the film are women.

Tyson also stopped by "CBS This Morning" to discuss the film and how it scores on the scale of scientific truth. To watch the segment, visit the CBS News site

Here are his tweets on the movie:

Kali Holloway is a senior writer and the associate editor of media and culture at AlterNet.