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The Warped Science of Interstellar

Jean-Pierre Luminet
The science fiction film, Interstellar, tells the story of a team of astronauts searching a distant galaxy for habitable planets to colonize.
Interstellar’s story draws heavily from contemporary science. The film makes reference to a range of topics, from established concepts such as fast-spinning black holes, accretion disks, tidal effects, and time dilation, to far more speculative ideas such as wormholes, time travel, additional space dimensions, and the theory of everything.
The aim of this article is to decipher some of the scientific notions which support the framework of the movie…
…Read more at http://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1503/1503.08305.pdf

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