Christopher Nolan Influences How We Think of Black Holes

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In the past, we viewed Black Holes as quite literally what the name implies: a black hole in space in which all matter gets sucked into it.  But the movie Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar which is set to be aired in two weeks takes a different stance on Black Holes.  As pictured above, Interstellar imagines the Black Hole as something far removed from the empty, void-looking imagery we originally pictured regarding this phenomenon. Empowered with 800 terabytes (imagine 409,600 2GB USBs), the production team rendered images of Black Holes based on general equations of relativity – thanks to the consultancy of Kip Thorne, a prior Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology.

Black Holes were often depicted as a general black void in the middle of space with a distorted field around it.

Black Holes were often depicted as a general black void in the middle of space with a distorted field around it.

Technology has truly changed the way we not only understand general principles of Physics, but also envision it.  But sometimes the nudge in the direction of creating images of these unseen phenomena is from an unlikely suspect.  In this case, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, which is set to be released November 5th, 2014.