Interstellar's Idea of Wormholes
Interstellar is a 2014 epic science fiction film written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan. and directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie is set in a dystopian future where humanity is struggling to survive, and follows a group of astronauts who travel through a wormhole near Saturn in search of a new home for humanity. The movie was positively received by critics, holding a 72% approval rating based on 349 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, and a score of 74 out of 100 on Metacritic.
In this film blog, we are going to analyze the use of wormholes for travelling in the movie. So the question is: Can the astronauts use wormholes to travel long distances? The answer is probably not.
Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow for faster travel between long distances. While wormholes are possible according to Einstein's theory of general relativity, these voyages are purely science fiction. But why? It has to do with a wormhole's instability. If you don't have anything threading them to hold them open, then the walls will collapse so fast that nothing can go through them. While it is possible to hold them open, it would require a lot of energy.
Also, traversable wormholes cannot occur naturally. But in interstellar, there is a wormhole near Saturn that was created by mysterious being.