Extra details from The Science of Interstellar By calculations of Kip Thorne, Gargantua is about 100 million solar masses, placing it firmly as a supermassive black hole.
Is Gargantua a real black hole?
In the movie Interstellar, a fictional black hole called Gargantua takes center stage. The film came out exactly five years ago, in November 2014.
Does Gargantua exist?
The spaceship Endurances destination is Gargantua, a fictional supermassive black hole with a mass 100 million times that of the sun. It lies 10 billion light-years from Earth and is orbited by several planets. Gargantua rotates at an astounding 99.8 percent of the speed of light.
How far is Gargantua black hole?
about 3.5 billion light-years They did so by including their warping effects on space-time and by assuming the larger hole had a smooth surface. The black hole pairing, known as OJ 287, exists about 3.5 billion light-years from Earth.
Does Miller planet exist?
Millers planet (which I talk about at length in Chapter 17) is about as close to Gargantua as it can possibly be and still survive. We know this because the crews extreme loss of time can only occur very near Gargantua. At so close a distance, Gargantuas tidal gravitational forces (Chapter 4) are especially strong.
How realistic is Gargantua?
According to the report, Gargantua in Interstellar is an incredibly close representation of an actual black hole, and while it does seem quite different from the reconstructed image of the M87 black hole that we saw yesterday, the two are quite similar in multiple ways.
What is inside Gargantua?
Thats because inside Gargantua is where the science of black holes meets the science fiction of the Tesseract and the singularity that permits to Cooper and TARS to exit the black hole. Once inside the Tesseract, TARS is able to extract the quantum data from the singularity.
Where is Gargantua black hole?
Presumably, Gargantua is in or near to the center of the galaxy for which it resides. Due to the presence of large amounts of neutron stars and IMBHs (intermediate mass black holes) it could possibly be the super-massive black hole of the home galaxy.