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2014 American science fiction movie directed by Christopher Nolan about a crew of astronauts searching for a new home for a dying human society.

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How come the scientist in the second planet is not super old?

When Cooper (McConaughey) and Brand (Hathaway) return from the ground of the first planet in Interstellar, the scientist (Romilly?) that stayed in the ship aged 23 years because of the effect of ...
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How was the data transferred across galaxies?

In Interstellar, they have shown that the astronauts Mann, Miller and Edmunds were sending signals to NASA (Earth) through their beacons. Also NASA is able to send videos recorded on earth to Cooper ...
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How were Miller or Mann able to send information from their planet but Romilly couldn't send observations on the black hole?

When Cooper, Brand, and Doyle go to Miller's planet in Interstellar, Romilly stays behind to study the black hole. After their arrival, Romilly says that he tried to send information to Prof. Brand ...
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What does this conversation about ghosts mean?

In Interstellar Cooper and his duaghter have the following conversation: Murph: Grandpa says you can get ghosts Dad. Cooper: Maybe grandpa's a little too close to being one himself. What is this ...
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Time machine in Interstellar movie

I've read these Stack Exchange articles and am assuming that Interstellar could be a time travel movie. Cooper's Time in Space & Time travel in Interstellar explained. Wikipedia states that, ...
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How did the information from the black hole do this? [duplicate]

I've just seen Interstellar and I have two questions: How did the information from the black hole save humanity? What was that information about? I would rather not hear that "it's about the answer" ...
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Why is the Endurance still in “orbit”?

According to the flight plan in Interstellar the Endurance never entered orbit around Miller's planet, which is further evidenced by the time dilation not experienced by Romilly. So how is it that ...
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Why didn't they send more complex data through the wormhole?

When I was answering some older Interstellar related question, I had to re-watch some parts of Interstellar. I've noticed one thing about wormhole and data they were able to send (back) through it. ...
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Why no stars in Interstellar?

Sometimes when they fly in space there are stars around but sometimes there are no stars at all. Why is that? For example, when they are flying alongside Saturn, we see the rings of Saturn, but not a ...
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How would someone “escape” a black hole? [duplicate]

In the 2014 movie "Interstellar" the main character Cooper gets trapped in a black hole and relays data about it to his daughter Murph. What I don't get is if nothing, including light, can escape a ...
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Why are there not any MRI machines available in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, Cooper mentions that they don't have any MRI machines while talking to his kid's teacher. The dialogue goes as follows: One of those useless machines they used to make was called ...
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Interstellar movie black hole concept?

When Cooper and co goes to the first planet to explore, it is revolving around the black hole. Why didn't the space ship get sucked into the black hole? As we know that the gravity of a black hole ...
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How was love able to transcend the dimensions of time and space in Interstellar?

How was love able to transcend the dimensions? And how were THEY (people from future) actually able to communicate?
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Interstellar time travel explanation [closed]

1)How does time travel in Interstellar work? I understand the whole plot of the movie and that Cooper was Murphy's ghost. But if Cooper had to be her ghost, he should have gone to NASA, gone to Miller'...
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Why this way of making earth uninhabitable in Interstellar?

In Interstellar we see that in Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. However, current projections are the scarcity of oil, ...
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How were both Plan A and Plan B supposed to work together?

From what we see in the movie Interstellar and from this answer, it seems that both Plan A and Plan B were implemented. Now, considering that humans who survived from Earth, would ultimately have to ...
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Was Plan B in Interstellar carried out?

In Interstellar, it was proposed that if Plan A of evacuating the humans on Earth does not work out, they would have to colonize a new planet using the frozen human embryos. But since the evacuation ...
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Where is this quote about overcoming the impossible said in “Interstellar”?

On IMDb, a quote from Interstellar says: Cooper: We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to ...
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Why did Cooper leave at the end?

In Interstellar, why does Cooper leave to go find Brand at the end of the movie? There's no wormhole for him to travel through. Without the wormhole he can't get to her, otherwise someone would've ...
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How could the human race be saved in Interstellar?

In Interstellar (2014) the human race seemed to be facing pretty poor odds until they discovered a convenient wormhole placed by an unknown entity expressed as "they". Later in the movie, we discover ...
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How does Cooper send coordinates through the falling sand?

When Cooper tries to communicate the coordinates of the NASA facility to Murph through the falling sand, it's said he's doing it in binary. How does he convert the coordinates to binary? And it looks ...
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Why did Mann's base explode?

After the scuffle between Mann (Damon) and Cooper (McConaughey) in Interstellar, our protagonist gets a hold of a radio and alerts his shipmates to Mann's duplicity. Then his ship explodes. What ...
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Why did they go to visit the first water planet in Interstellar?

In interstellar, the first planet they visit is the closest one to Gargantua, and hence the one with the biggest time dilation effect (1 hour on the planet = 7 years in the Earth). Now, if we make ...
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Could Doyle have survived?

I have been reading some Interstellar facts and came across one which caught my attention. It is not really a fact though - more like assumption. Here it is: Although Doyle is presumed drowned ...
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How does Cooper get out of the black hole?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) enters a black hole and sends a message to Murph (his daughter). Later, he is found by rangers, but I don't understand how he gets ...
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How did the watch do what it did?

In Interstellar, after young Murph places the watch on the bookshelf in her bedroom, her father - in the same bedroom but from another dimension - moved the second hand and recorded data in a Morse-...
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Who is the future “us” that Cooper mentioned while he was in the black hole? [duplicate]

While Cooper was in the black hole at the end of Interstellar, TARS mentioned that the walls (which is a 3D space in 5D) were up put by "them" (some other higher form of being) and Cooper replied that ...
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Why didn't endurance burn from the heat generated by the accretion disk around Gargantua?

We know when Dr Mann failed the docking procedure and Cooper and TARS try to dock on the spinning endurance by matching their rotational speed, the ship started entering the stratosphere to which ...
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Why did Cooper not get spaghettificated when entering the black hole?

How did Cooper avoid spaghettification when entering the black hole at the end of Interstellar?
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Why and how did Cooper suspect that Amelia Brand had intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds in Interstellar?

Cooper's first suspicion that Amelia has intimate feelings for Wolf Edmunds in Interstellar comes when they are on Endurance and Amelia is introducing him to the 3 planets that could sustain life. The ...
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How can Murph look so young after all this time?

By the end of Interstellar a little maneuvering around the blackhole took Cooper 51 earth years and the time on water the planet took 23 earth years. So, after almost 90 years Cooper reached the ...
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What is the significance of Murphy's law?

What is significance of Murphy's law in the film Interstellar. What is the message behind it and how is it related to the plot?
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Significance of Dr. Brand's poem

Do not go gentle into that good night; Old age should burn and rave at close of day. Rage, rage against the dying of the light These are famous lines from a poem by Dylan Thomas. These lines are ...
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Do rocket scientists believe in fate? [closed]

In the movie Interstellar, there have been a couple of instances where we see the main characters, who are scientists, talking and believing in fate related emotions. In the beginning of the movie ...
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What if the coordinates of NASA were not sent?

I haven't seen this answered yet so here goes...In Interstellar, what if Cooper never sent the coordinates to himself? When he's in the tesseract, he surely remembers receiving the coordinates of NASA....
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Interstellar Ending Scene and Logic

I recently watched Interstellar and it was quite an amazing movie. There is something that has been bothering me. At the end, when Cooper is stuck in the time-space shelf created by the other beings (...
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In what time does Interstellar take place?

Any ideas on the timeline of Interstellar's plot? How many years from now does the story take place? We know that it begins in near future, but any approximations or clues about "how many years from ...
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Is a corn-only diet sufficient enough for the nutritional needs of the human body?

In Interstellar, due to crop blight they can only grow corn now. But is corn really sufficient enough to fulfill the nutritional needs of the human body? All the characters seem healthy enough, how is ...
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Wrong rotation of Endurance in Interstellar?

I don't know whether anybody mentioned that, but I found this little uncertainty in a scene: After they cross the wormhole near the Saturn and arrive to the other side, they start a discussion where ...
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Why does the Endurance rotate in Interstellar?

In the 2014 film Interstellar, why does the spacecraft Endurance spin? I think it really has to do something with physics?
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What is the significance of the robot names in Interstellar?

In Interstellar, robots are quite unconventional looking (which I have discussed already here), but they all have quite catchy names like TARS, KIPP, CASE and PLEX (in game). So what is the ...
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Why the Robots were so unconventional?

In Interstellar, why robots are so different from conventional robots. Robot from Intersteller: They look more like a refrigerator. I mean, mostly its tried to made robot more human looking but ...
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Was Gargantua not a “real” black hole?

A black hole presents a gravitational pull that nothing, not even light can escape as it is the housing for a singularity -- a collapsed star. But in Interstellar Cooper escapes the black hole because,...
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Shouldn't there be an age difference between Cooper and Brand?

As we all know, going near a black hole (Gargantua in this case) slows down time, according to the theory of relativity. So when Cooper comes out of the black hole, after spending a fair bit of time ...
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What happened to the other 9 astronauts?

In the beginning of the mission, it's mentioned that 12 pioneers went out to try to find a new world for humanity. During the duration of the film, they only visit 3 of those 12 planets and respective ...
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What really happened in the black hole in Interstellar? [duplicate]

I am always confused about the end of the movie Interstellar. What really happened in that black hole? How could he survive in that black hole and then get out?
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How did Romilly survive 23 years on the Endurance?

It is stated in Interstellar that each one hour spent on Miller's Planet equals seven years earth time. Cooper and his colleagues spend some time on the planet, and by the time they return, Romilly ...
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How did Murph figure it out?

From Interstellar we learn that What I don't get is how did she connect all this weird happenings to this fact? I find this a little too far fetched.
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Why is Cooper Station orbiting Saturn?

The last 20 minutes of Interstellar are as confusing as confusion gets. I would like to state my interpretation and put the question then. My Understanding: Based on a blog post I read (which has ...
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Why is the ring of debris (accretion disk) surrounding Gargantua shaped the way it is?

Why does the depiction of the black hole Gargantua in Interstellar look the way it does? I understand why the ring is bright (due to the friction) but why does it loop around what seems to be two ...