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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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Why did humans want to solve the gravity equation? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar, there's a lot of things that I don't get. Humans, most significantly Dr Brand, were hard at work for years solving the gravity equation. Brand wanted to do something to ...
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Why didn't Cooper exit the black hole thousands of years into the future after entering the event horizon? [duplicate]

In the scene where Cooper is sending a signal back to his daughter back on Earth, him and the robot are inside the event horizon for a few hours. However after they exit the black hole, it appears ...
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Do electronics devices get aged?

Why is ageing effect limited to only living organisms in Interstellar? Would electronics gadgets too get aged? I mean performance must get worse over the course of time. I think TARS and other ...
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How does Murph know whether Dr. Brand is alive?

In Interstellar the data transmission was only one way, that is, from The Earth to the spaceship, and not the other way, then how does Murph know that Dr. Brand is alive?
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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 does the message embedded by Cooper in the second hand of the wristwatch run on a loop? [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar, when Cooper is trapped inside the Tesseract, he figures out a way to convey the quantum data recorded inside the singularity to his daughter Murph. He does so by embedding ...
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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 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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Was Interstellar an infinite loop?

As we can see in the movie that Cooper brought themselves in the Tesseract and sent NASA coordinates etc. But when the bulk beings close the Tesseract, we saw him floating and redirecting back to the ...
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Why does Tom not want to leave even if his son is dying?

Quick recap of Tom's life in Interstellar: everyone he loves dies. He loses his mother, his father, his first son and his grandfather. After his dad spends Tom's childhood making it clear he prefers ...
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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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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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Spaceship to transport human in interstellar

It is shown in end that humans are living on a spaceship orbiting near saturn. But when was this ship built? There was no mention of spaceship on such a large scale being mentioned.
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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 was Dr Mann so mean? [duplicate]

Firstly, we are told that Dr Mann was the best of all of them and he knowingly went to that planet that it might very well be the end if the planet was unsustainable. Since the planet was indeed a ...
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Which Star do we see at the end of Interstellar?

Is there a name for the star that we see at the end of Interstellar? While Cooper is exiting the Tesseract, we see a bright shining star. I was wondering if anyone knew more about it.
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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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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 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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How does Cooper join the expedition for the first time? [duplicate]

In Interstellar, Cooper is able to communicate with his daughter once he enters the Black hole and he is revealed to be the ghost sending messages. This seems to be a paradoxical situation as he ...
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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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Question about space station physics in Interstellar [duplicate]

At the end of Interstellar when "Cooper Station" is shown orbiting around Saturn, why does the ball while playing baseball travel to a different side and the houses appear to be upside down and there ...
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Why did “they” rely on cooper and his daughter to save themselves in Interstellar [duplicate]

If "they" were our descendants who transcended to the 5th dimension, "they" are practically a Godlike civilization compared to us, then why did they developed this complicated plan rather than simply ...
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Why does Cooper send the NASA coordinates in Interstellar? [duplicate]

What is the point of Cooper sending himself the coordinates of NASA in Interstellar, only to moments later scream at himself to "STAY, you fool"?
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Why single way communication in Interstellar? [duplicate]

Why could the crew beyond the worm hole only receive video logs? Why did they not have two way communication with NASA on Earth?
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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 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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Why does the computer having data from Dr. Mann's planet react in this way? [duplicate]

In the movie Interstellar on Dr. Mann's planet when Rommily tries to check the data from the computer or robot he says "This data makes no sense" and then suddenly it blows up killing Rommily. Now how ...
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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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How much of Interstellar is based on real effects? [closed]

When I watched the movie Interstellar, I felt that there was a lot of use of real events, real calculations and real experiment. I then found out that the director, Christopher Nolan, passed 4 years ...
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What “promise” does Coop make to Murph?

In the film Interstellar, the granddad said that Coop needs to sort it out with Murphy before he goes, and not to make any promises he couldn't keep. But at the end of the film, while Coop was ...
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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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Can you explain the true identity of Murph's ghost? [duplicate]

In Interstella, when Murph was young she discovers something with gravity and calls it a ghost. But in the end of the movie she discovers it was Cooper. I still don't understand.

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