Spoiler Alert! Interstellar explained

November 9, 2014 8:49 AM

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Theoretical physics is embedded deep into the fabric of Interstellar, such as the depiction of black holes, wormholes and higher dimensions. Nothing - not even light - can escape a black hole and black holes can bend light. Wormholes in space act as a 'gateway' or shortcut for travelling mindboggling distances such as intergalactic travel - the kind of travel depicted in this film. When Cooper and Murph stumble on a secret facility that is a considerable distance away from their home (after decoding mysterious directional 'signals' that Murph receives in her room), they learn that it is actually a NASA construction site for a massive space vehicle that is being designed to transport humans to a planet that can support life. NASA scientist Professor Brand, who is in charge of this project, later tells Cooper that a wormhole was discovered near Saturn and there were previous missions (known as the Lazarus Missions) to other planets in a different galaxy in search of a hospitable planet. The wormhole allowed such voyages to be possible. Three planets (named Miller, Edmunds and Mann after the scientists who travelled to the planets and didn't return) were discovered where conditions were hospitable. This information was relayed back to Earth via simple homing beacon signals. Cooper, Amelia, Romilly, Doyle and two assistive robots (CASE and TARS) set out on their mission with a 'Plan A' and a 'Plan B'.

Travelling in their spaceship Endurance, Cooper and company will visit the three planets one by one, ascertain which out of the three is ideal for human life and relay this information back to Brand. Back on Earth in the meantime, Brand will continue to work on an equation that he calls his 'life's ...

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