Albert Einstein Black Holes Become Movie Stars, McConaughey’s “Interstellar” Is ‘Best Depiction Yet’
Science lovers and Albert Einstein fans will get a black holes treat in an upcoming movie debut that will appear on the silver screen on November, 7. Albert Einstein is always popular in the media in regards to his scientific brilliance and philosophy on life.
So far, 2014 has been an interesting year for Albert Einstein and his theory of black holes because of the TV show The Manhattan Project that references him regularly. No one was sure if black holes really existed outside of theory, and an upcoming movie depicts his black hole theory. The depictions of Einstein’s black hole theory in the movie Interstellar are so stunning visually that they have been touted by critics from around the globe as some of the most accurate images of black holes based on Einstein’s theories that have ever been produced.
Outside of that, Einstein’s black holes theory is constantly being put under the microscope and resources like NASA.gov have chronicled this theory as it is bounced around. Starting in January 2014, news about Albert Einstein and the black holes theory began with Stephen Hawking. Hawking shocked headlines with the news that black holes do not exist in online sources like The Smithsonian Magazine and NationalGeographic.com.
Later, in media sources like PBS.org, this statement about Albert Einstein’s black holes not existing was later retracted with an explanation that black holes exist — but not in the way Albert Einstein or subsequent scientists thought. Following that, in September, a physicist was covered by resources like the Huffington Post stating that black holes the way Einstein describes them do not exist — and she had proof.
Now, black holes are back in the news because sources like Discover.com accuse them of causing new stars to keep from forming. Furthermore, there is new photographic evidence from astronomers, published at BusinessInsider.com, that put theories to rest by showing they do in fact exist — even if they do not exist in the way we first expected thanks to Einstein’s theories.
The big news in the entertainment world is that Albert Einstein’s black holes theory will be on the silver screen. On November 7, movie-goers will get a chance to see black holes for themselves during the debut of Interstellar. The film is already acclaimed and will be shown nationwide. According to Popular Science Magazine, Interstellar‘s black hole scene is one of the most accurate visual models currently available.
Coverage by Space.com indicates that Interstellar explores Albert Einstein’s black holes by using them as a way to travel around the universe. A summary of the movie is made by Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) in the trailers when he says,
“We used to look up at the sky and wonder at our place in the stars, now we just look down and worry about our place in the dirt.”
As an astronaut, McConaughey is on a mission with other astronauts, like Anne Hathaway’s character, to save humanity by traveling through space to find an alien answer to Earth’s turmoils. The plot thickens as they use Albert Einstein’s theory of wormholes as a means to travel around the universe.
The screenplay is based on the work of Kip Thorne, a California Institute of Technology physicist. Kip Thorne’s life’s work has been based around developing theories about wormholes. Several publications like Wired, The DailyMail UK, and Popular Science Magazine wrote about the science behind the movie Interstellar as it pertains to Kip Thorne and Albert Einstein’s black holes theories.
Space.com also produced articles in early 2014 about how the technology in Interstellar could work. In an article titled “Kugelblitz! Powering a Starship With a Black Hole,” author Jeff Lee is introduced.
“Researcher for the X-Physics, Propulsion and Power group of the nonprofit research organization Icarus Interstellar, and faculty member of Crescent School, discusses the possibility of a starship powered by black holes.”
One of the many reasons the movie Interstellar is considered extraordinary is that it carefully investigates and executes Albert Einstein’s black hole theory claims. This is impressive since the distances to the closest stars are so far that even interstellar travel seems like it is not practical. However, one of the most time-effective ways to harness the type of speed you need to whiz around the universe is with a black hole.
Currently, it is referenced on Space.com that Einstein’s black holes spin at one-half the speed of light. To get matter to travel through a black hole safely, like they suggest in the movie Interstellar, it is theorized by Jeff Lee that a Dyson Cap and Kugelblitz will be needed.
According to the website for the movie, Interstellar will appear at IMAX and theaters worldwide on Friday, November 7, 2014.
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