The world has run out of food in Christopher Nolan’s latest epic of epicness, Interstellar, and only pilot/engineer Matthew McConaughey can…well, we don’t know. The first trailer for Nolan’s highly anticipated sci-fi movie is vague on plot but heavy on the feelings and we want to see it now. We want to see the super sad true space movie now!
Look at the cool warp bubble they’re making! At least, that’s what we think is happening there. A warp bubble, or as it is currently known an Alcubierre Drive, would actually be an effective means of interstellar travel and is something NASA has been eyeballing for a little bit.
Here’s how it works:
- Get a bunch of “exotic matter.”
- Make it spin spin spin around a vessel of, you know, normal matter. Things like you, me, and potato chips.
- That spinning creates a bubble of normal space that the universe perceives as negative mass.
- Negative mass means you’re not bound to the physical limits of the universe, like light is. (P.S. – Light is the fastest thing in the universe because it has no mass.)
- So off you go!
- You also get to escape the effects of time dilation since you’re in a bubble of normal space and time is flowing at the same rate for you as it back on Earth.
- Which means you actually get to come back within the lifetime of your precocious daughter. You know, the one you promised you would return to? Instead of coming back 7000 years later.
- We don’t have any of the materials necessary to actually implement this. What Interstellar seems to be proposing is…maybe we do?
We like sad space movies.