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Anniversary Star: What we have learned about black holes since
Director Christopher Nolan's Hollywood blockbuster "Interstellar" has just celebrated its fifth anniversary.
In the movie, Matthew McConaughey plays an astronaut who travels in a supermassive black hole called Gargaunto.
To make Interstellar scientifically accurate, Nolan hired physicist Kip Thorne to make the black hole as realistic as possible.
But after the movie came out, scientists learned more about how black holes look and even introduced them for the first time.  These findings revealed that, despite Nolan and Thorne's best efforts, Gargantua was not completely accurate.
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At the heart of every galaxy lies a supermassive black hole where gravity is so intense that nothing ̵
1; even light – can escape from its boundary.
In the movie "Interstellar", a fictional black hole called Gargantua takes center stage. The movie was released exactly five years ago, in November 2014. It features Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway playing astronauts traveling through a wormhole – a tunnel that allows almost instantaneous travel between distant points – to explore three planets orbiting Orgonto , 10 billion light-years from Earth.
Eventually, McConaughey's character directs his ship into a supermassive black hole, inside which he discovers a fifth dimension, dimensional omniscient beings, and the ability to communicate with his estranged daughter in time and space.
Director Christopher Nolan and his visual effects team strive for superb scientific accuracy at Interstellar – they even hire theoretical physicist and Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne as a consultant.
"Neither worms nor black holes are portrayed in any Hollywood movie as they will actually appear," Thorne said in an interview before the movie's release. "This is the first time that portrayal begins with equations of common Einstein's relativity. "
In fact, Gargantua's portrayal of the film was praised as the most accurate black hole movie portrait ever.