By means of numerical simulations and computational calculations, a team from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and Georgia Gwinnett College observed that rotating black holes can be traversable. The results were published in Phys. Rev. D, and the calculations were made by Caroline Mallary, student of the research team's director, Gaurav Khanna.
Mallary wanted to test whether Cooper (played by Matthew McConaughey) in Christopher Nolan's movie Interstellar, could survive the plummet into Gargantua - a fictional, rotating, supermassive black hole about 100 million times the mass of our sun. The physical properties of this black hole were taken from the book written by Nobel laureate Kip Thorne, on which the film was based.
These mysterious creatures called black holes, are regions in space where there is an enormous accumulation of energy/matter, concentrated in such a...