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Neil deGrasse Tyson calls out Star Wars fans for being 'prickly'

Neil deGrasse Tyson used his spot on Conan O'Brien's late night show to take a few shots at Star Wars fans who antagonized him for his tweets about The Force Awakens.

Talking to O'Brien, the renowned astrophysicist said that Star Wars fans were "prickly" and argued that even though they were the ones asking him questions, they responded negatively to his answers.

One example Tyson used was a tweet he made in regards to BB-8, the adorable new droid in The Force Awakens. According to Tyson, because of the material BB-8 was made of and his body's spherical shape, he wouldn't be able to roll around the sands of Jakku without constantly spinning out.

"People lost their minds over this," Tyson said. "This is just physics! Don't shoot the messenger."

It's not the only time he's been "attacked" by Star Wars fans over some of his findings. Previously, Tyson said that in a one-on-one battle, the USS Enterprise from Star Trek would destroy the Millennium Falcon.

Tyson based his findings on the way the ships were constructed, the tools they had at their disposal and the level of maneuverability in battle, but fans were not happy.

"You can't say anything bad. No, you can't say anything correct if it somehow gets interpreted as you saying something bad," he argued.

Despite the negative feedback for his theories, it hasn't stopped Tyson from tweeting his thoughts on different movies. Although, as he told Conan, he may just have to take a break for a little while now.

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