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As you are no doubt award, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft passed by Pluto July 14, giving us as a species the first opportunity to get a clear view of the far off dwarf planet.

Everyone was excited. Except Neil Degrasse Tyson that is.

Since Stephen Colbert has nothing better to do than plan for the apocalypse and launch a cable access career, he invited the popular astronomer and host of the television show Cosmos to come share in the tenacity of human invention.

Tyson, a long time advocate of demoting Pluto down to its lowly current status as a dwarf planet, had a hard time matching Colbert's enthusiasm for seeing the reaches of our solar system.

"No one has seen this before yesterday," Tyson said in the video of the gorgeous photo that's been making the rounds. "So, that's awesome."

He took the same level of malaise to his Twitter account yesterday as well:



Good natured as their discussion was, Tyson goes to some lengths to show how unimpressed he is with the proceedings, even pointing out that the small planet is not even featured on his tie.

Colbert counters by quoting Dante's Inferno and then sharing a Klondike ice cream bar. So, pretty typical.



"It even has a heart," Colbert says to Tyson, referring to what many see as a shape hidden within the terrain of Pluto, "unlike you."



Via: @neiltyson
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Note to future filmmakers: If you're going to make a complex movie about space, make sure you run it by Neil deGrasse Tyson first.

The american astrophysicist, cosmologist, host of "Cosmos" took to Twitter on Sunday to share some thoughts on this year's big space movie from Christopher Nolan: "Interstellar." It wasn't intended as a review of the film, but rather - as he emphasises in a Tweet - to highlight the science you can find in the film.

Tyson wrote a similar critique in 2013 following the release of "Gravity," and a scene from Titanic was changed in an updated release of the film after he pointed out the inaccuracies of the stars to James Cameron.

And as you can see, there aren't a whole lot of complaints this time around.

Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Interstellar" yet, but if you have seen it, whether it involved worm holes or plot holes, you probably left the theater with a lot of questions.

Here are a few of his thoughts, check his Twitter feed for more.

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