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Neil DeGrasse Tyson Just Figured Out Where Barbie Land Would Be In The Real World Thanks To Science

The famed astrophysicist used key scientific elements from the film to deduce where exactly on Earth the fabled Barbie Land would actually be.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson; Warner Bros. screenshot of Barbie Land
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The whimsical and vibrant world depicted in Greta Gerwig's Barbie movie has captured the imaginations of audiences, but have you ever wondered where Barbie Land would be located if it existed in the real world?

Well, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has given us an intriguing answer based on celestial and geographical considerations.

Taking to Twitter, the renowned astrophysicist shared his analysis of Barbie Land's potential real-world location and guess what—it's in Florida.

In fact, his analysis suggested that if Barbie Land were in the United States, it would likely be situated in the picturesque expanse of the Florida Keys, offering an idyllic oceanic backdrop.

He wrote:

"In [Barbie] , the Moon's orientation places Barbie World between 20 [and] 40 deg North Latitude on Earth. Palm trees further constrain latitude between 20 [and] 30 deg."
"The Sun & Moon rose & set over the ocean. If it’s in the US, Barbie World lands somewhere in the Florida Keys."

You can see his tweet below.

The responses Tyson received were hilarious—and very much in the spirit of the film itself.

Tyson humorously added a touch of historical context to his analysis by mentioning that there were no nuclear tests conducted in 1959, the year Barbie was created. He contrasted this with subsequent years, during which nuclear testing occurred regularly until 1997.

You can see his tweet below.

Interestingly, while the movie's "real world" scenes take place in California, where one might assume Barbie Land to be located, the actual physical manifestation of Barbie Land was constructed on the Warner Bros. Studios lot in London, England.

The sky and mountain views surrounding Barbie's Dreamhouse are hand-painted backdrops, crafted to capture the essence of the California vibe.

Barbie Land's construction even had a surprising real-world effect: a worldwide shortage of pink due to the extensive use of the color in the set design.

The movie's production designer, Sarah Greenwood, along with set decorator Katie Spencer, drew inspiration from Palm Springs midcentury modernism to bring Barbie's Dreamhouse to life.