# How is 1 hour 7 years in Interstellar?

## How is 1 hour 7 years in Interstellar?

The first planet they land on is close to a supermassive black hole, dubbed Gargantuan, whose gravitational pull causes massive waves on the planet that toss their spacecraft about. Its proximity to the black hole also causes an extreme time dilation, where one hour on the distant planet equals 7 years on Earth.

## Why is Interstellar so confusing?

Interstellar is the most and least confusing movie that Christopher Nolan has ever made. The most confusing, because the spacefaring odyssey takes the filmmaker’s usual Rubik’s-cube narrative structure and blends in a hearty dose of upper-level astrophysics.

How did Cooper survive black hole?

After falling into the black hole, Cooper continues to record what he’s seeing and transmits it back to TARS, hoping the additional data might help the scientists back on Earth. Although he expects to eventually get crushed by Gargantua’s gravity, Cooper is miraculously spared once his shuttle is ripped apart.

### What were the two plans in Interstellar?

Professor Brand (Michael Caine) claims that NASA has two plans for humanity’s survival: Plan A and Plan B. Plan A: While the Endurance team is away, Brand will continue to work on an advanced equation that, if solved, will allow humans to harness fifth-dimensional physics, specifically gravity.

### Does time slow down at the speed of light?

The faster the relative velocity, the greater the time dilation between one another, with time slowing to a stop as one approaches the speed of light (299,792,458 m/s).

How big were the waves in interstellar?

Because of the planet’s proximity to Gargantua, the immense gravity of the black hole causes the planet to be roiled by massive tidal waves as tall as 4,000 feet.

#### What is wrong with Earth in interstellar?

The Blight is a plague that has ravaged almost all the remaining food sources on Earth. By the time Interstellar occurs, the last crops of okra are dying off, leaving just corn as the only viable food source for humanity.

#### Is Gargantua real?

The spaceship Endurance’s destination is Gargantua, a fictional supermassive black hole with a mass 100 million times that of the sun. It lies 10 billion light-years from Earth and is orbited by several planets. Gargantua rotates at an astounding 99.8 percent of the speed of light.

How long was Cooper floating in space?

Cooper traveled for 2 years to the wormhole and subsequently lost 23 years in gravitational time dilation on Miller’s planet. When he returns to the Endurance he receives Murph’s message that she is now the same age as Cooper when he departed.

## What did Dr Brand lie?

Later in the film, on his deathbed, Brand admits that the whole mission was a lie: he was unable to solve the gravity equation without entering a black hole, so ‘Plan B’ was really ‘Plan A’.