5 Scientific Flaws Behind Interstellar (and the things it got right!)

2. You cannot survive in a black hole….


One of the films main scenes nearing the end, our leading man Cooper detaches himself from the Endurance spacecraft in order to reduce the weight and to allow Anne Hathaway’s character, called Brand, to make it to the other habitable planet.


Cooper traveled inside Gargantua, the black hole, and thus began a scene reminisent of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s light sequence. Could anyone really survive?

The general answer is no. the gravitation field within and nearing a black hole is so extreme that any object will be stretched like spahgetti by the gravity. There is no way that anyone would survive, or communicate from within one.

….. However, you can orbit one! (As long as you don’t get too close to it)

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