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December 03, 2014

A breakdown of the five biggest problems in Interstellar.

The Top Five BIGGEST Problems in Interstellar

Regardless of whether or not you liked the story, you have to admit that Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi epic, Interstellar, had some seriously big problems. Some were bigger than others. Here is a count down of the top five biggest problems in Interstellar. Obviously there are some spoilers.

The Whole Starvation of Humanity Thing
One of the major problems of the film is that humanity is threatened by global starvation. While the weight of an individual person isn’t so great, when you combine the total mass of the roughly seven billion people on Earth it be comes a pretty big problem.

Mann’s Planet
The poisonous atmosphere makes Mann’s planet a serious problem for the protagonists. At 80% of Earth’s gravity, it isn’t all that big in the grand scheme of the universe, but compared to the problems most people face in their lifetime, Mann’s planet is certainly worthy of the fourth spot on this list.

In this future,Earth has become an incredibly hostile world to live on. There are powerful sandstorms, dust bowl-like farming conditions, not to mention it’s home to one seriously pissed off Casey Affleck. At about the equivalent weight of eighteen quadrillion Empire State buildings, Earth is a pretty big problem.

Coming in at 130% of Earth’s gravity, Miller’s planet is a almost twice the size of Mann’s and with mountain sized waves this planet certainly qualifies as a problem… A BIG problem.

While they don’t give us an exact size we know it’s pretty big because of it’s severe time dilation effect on Miller’s planet. As a frame of reference one of the closest black holes to us, in the V404 Cygni star system, is believed to be about two-million times larger than our sun. Recently a record shattering black hole was found that measures about 17 billion times the size of our sun.Even if Gargantua was on the smaller end of that spectrum that’s still definitely the BIGGEST problem in Interstellar.