Scientific impossibilities in Sandra Bullock's 'Gravity' 

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  • Actors George Clooney and Sandra Bullock attend the 'Gravity' premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 1, 2013 in New York City.
Nerd alert, nerd alert: Neil deGrasse Tyson has done us all a huge favor by methodically pointing out all the scientific impossibilities in “Gravity.”

The astrophysicist took to Twitter with the following: “Mysteries of #Gravity: Why [Sandra] Bullock’s hair, in otherwise convincing zero-G scenes, did not float freely on her head.”

He also asks why her character, who is a medical doctor, is sent into space to repair the Hubble Space Telescope.

Hey, it’s not rocket science: She was the only actress who fit the spacesuit after Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Blake Lively took a pass.

By the way, Blake: Bad career move.

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