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Discovery of New Black Hole Makes ‘Interstellar’ a Potential Reality

Discovery of New Black Hole Makes ‘Interstellar’ a Potential Reality: Sergiy Lukutin / Alamy Stock Photo

Sergiy Lukutin / Alamy Stock Photo

Fans of the movie Interstellar take note, because a black hole that is similar to the one articulated in the film has been officially documented.

Once thought to be a powerful super nova, scientists studied the phenomenon for nearly ten months. During this period, they discovered that a nearby star had actually been sucked into the black hole, and that the star’s remains were circling it. This means that the black hole is most likely a spinning black hole, since the star’s remains wouldn’t be circling without the extra centrifugal force. If you’re confused as to what this all means, this video does a great job of breaking it down in layman’s terms.

We probably aren’t going to send Matthew McConaughey through the black hole on a mind bending sci-fi journey, but this is still a pretty big deal.

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