Neil deGrasse Tyson
Astrophysicist Neil deGrass Tyson takes aim at science behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens Getty Images

After revealing he is more of a Star Trek man, rather than Star Wars, famous astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson has taken to Twitter to debunk some of the science in the George Lucas movies – unlike Star Trek, which is totally 100% factually accurate. Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashed box office records following its release on 17 December, raking in $529m (£355m, €484m) globally on its weekend debut.

However, in case you were not aware, Star Wars is not a documentary and is actually a work of fiction – imagine that. Tyson has made sure you know this by highlighting just a few of the absurdities on the social media site, which seems to have awoken some bitter resentment for him.

WARNING: Ahead are a few minor spoilers relating to the latest part of the galactic franchise.

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Rey (Daisy Ridley) and BB-8 on Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens LucasFilm

At first, he takes a swipe at the nonsensical machine that is BB-8 – the tiny rolling droid. However, this was after he pointed out that is "waaaaay cuter than R2D2". Science.

He then turns his attention to the way that the movie depicts sound in the space vacuum – ummm, hello JJ Abrams? There is no sound in the space vacuum, what were you thinking?

Next up in Tyson's aim – which is undoubtedly better than those idiot Stormtroopers – is the franchises incorrect use to the word parsec – which is a measurement of distance, and not time.

There are several other observations that the TV star has highlighted, which you can find on his Twitter page.