Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

February 16, 2015 9:29 PM

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Interstellar technology throws light on spinning black holes

The team responsible for the Oscar-nominated visual effects at the center of Christopher Nolan’s epic Interstellar have turned science fiction into science fact by providing new insights into the powerful effects of black holes.

In a recent paper, the team describe the innovative computer code that was used to generate the movie’s iconic images of the wormhole, black hole, and various celestial objects, and they explain how the code has led them to new science discoveries.

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