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Nasa shoots down Halle Berry’s latest sci-fi movie


Halle Berry’s upcoming film Moonfall deals with the impeding impact of the moon on Earth (Credit: Lionsgate)

The US space agency Nasa has beren having a bit of back-and-forth with the social media account for Halle Berry’s upcoming sci-fi blockbuster.

Moonfall is a sci-fi movie exploring what happens when a mysterious force knocks the moon out of orbit and onto a collision course with Earth.

It’s directed by none other than Independence Day helmer Roland Emmerich, but the team at Nasa were pretty quick to shoot down the film’s premise.

‘At only ~240,000 miles away, our nearest neighbor affects our life here on Earth. Here are a few reasons why we’re grateful the moon is stable in its orbit (no offense Moonfall),’ tweeted Nasa’s Moon team – tagging the film’s social media account in the tweet.

Moonfall then responded with a gif of the moon about to strike Earth, tweeting, ‘You’re telling me this isn’t actually going to happen?’

The response was a flat ‘No’, alongside a facepalm and eye roll emoji.

The team went on to explain that the moon is what gives Earth its long days.

‘Over the course of their formation and evolution, the moon’s gravitational pull slowed Earth’s rotation to the very reasonable 1000mph it is now,’ the agency wrote.

Despite being called out by the space agency, Moonfall shared a small behind-the-scenes video.

In it, the filmmakers reveal they actually had experts from Nasa come in to consult on the film, to try and make it at least slightly realistic.

‘Whatever you do, you want to do it as correctly as possible. Even if it’s a fantastic movie,’ Emmerich said in the clip.


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