Late last year, Interstellar blew our minds with stunning visuals and the latest entry in the McConaissance. It also promised that much of the science in the film would be based firmly in reality. Today, Christopher Nolan and science adviser Kip Thorne have made good on that promise.
Double Negative Visual Effects, in collaboration with physicist Kip Thorne and colleagues, are now showing off the most accurate visualization of a spinning black hole we have to date in the journal Classic and Quantum Gravity. As I explain in the video above, this new view of Interstellar‘s “Gargantua” looks quite different from what we saw in the film. Some of the changes were artistic, some were to help the audience understand what the heck was going on.
Either way, seeing real science come out of a Hollywood blockbuster is pretty alright, alright, alright.