Star Trek Movie Gets NASA Advice

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Space.com reports that J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek is getting help from NASA planetary scientist Carol Porco. Here’s a clip:

The out-of-this world visuals in the new Star Trek movie will actually be based on science from our solar system. A NASA planetary scientist has joined the film’s production team to ensure the scientific accuracy of the movie’s astronomical scenes.

As the leader of the Imaging Science team on NASA’S Cassini mission at Saturn, Carolyn Porco has guided a crew of scientists and engineers responsible for illustrating the mission’s results.

Porco now will also work on the new Paramount Pictures film as a consultant on planetary science and imagery.

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