Here's The Crazy Physics You Need To Know To Understand 'Interstellar'

Here's The Crazy Physics You Need To Know To Understand 'Interstellar'

Nikolaj Hedlund  ⋅  06 Nov 2014 09:16:14

Christopher Nolan’s latest mind-trip “Interstellar” will be premiering in theaters across the country on Friday, Nov. 7. No doubt, the film is the strangest cinematic experience you will have had since Nolan’s “Inception.”But unlike “Inception,” the visually-gripping film “Interstellar” is based on real, scientific concepts like neutron stars, spinning black holes, and time dilation. And if you’re not at least semi-familiar with these terms, you might end up feeling a little lost during the movie.In the movie, a crew of space explorers embark on an extra-galactic journey through a wormhole. What awaits them on the other side is another solar system with a spinning black hole for a sun.They must race against space and time to complete their mission. All this space travel can get a little confusing, but it relies on some basic physics principles. And if you understand these principles, then you’ll spend less time guessing and more time enjoying.Here’s a brief guide to the five physics concepts you need to know in order to understand “Interstellar.”

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