What “Interstellar” gets wrong about interstellar travel

November 13, 2014 11:38 AM

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Christopher Nolan's latest is a gorgeous, ambitious work, but its underlying "science" is downright laughable

This paradox stems from the film’s central plot device: a wormhole, a tunnel through spacetime that, if traversed, could allow for essentially instantaneous travel between far-distant points. Albert Einstein and his collaborator Nathan Rosen first popularized the idea in 1935, but wormholes have sin...

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