Interstellar: The Science Behind Space and Time
Last time around, if we talked about the robot-human hybrids of Transcendence, this time we're going to talk about those things that you see in space-related movies, space and time travel! Okay, the film Interstellar is about the efforts of NASA trying to save humanity from extinction. Humans are driven to extinction here because they used up all of Earth's natural resources and the only renewable resource left, plants, are almost extinct because of a plague called The Blight. Actually, corn is the only one of the plant species to still survive, but they are already endangered in the movie, and that drives NASA, headed by Professor Brand to devise two plans for human salvation. First, Plan A is to transport the remaining humans to a new home out there in space, and the darker Plan B, which says that humanity is doomed on Earth, and that the only chance of survival is to send frozen embryos to the new home and restart the human race in there. Professor Brand then sends 4 volunteers into space, to travel to a wormhole near Saturn that was created by unknown extra-dimensional beings. They are to evaluate three planets orbiting a black hole into which can support life. The planets are named after the three first astronauts that went there but never came back, instead leaving a beacon in each of the planets as a guide. The 4 volunteers to follow the original three are: Amelia, the professor's daughter, Rommily and Doyle, scientists, and the main character, former astronaut Cooper, who was living a simple life until some unknown intelligence left messages for him in the form of code embedded in the sand due to gravity anomalies that led him to NASA. They used the ship Endurance and their departure to Earth destroys Cooper's relationship with his daughter Murph. After going through the wormhole, the Endurance team first visits planet Miller. It suffers from severe time dilation(one hour on Miller is 7 years on Earth)...
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