This Interstellar Fan Theory About 'Water Planet' & The Ticking Sound In Background Proves Christopher Nolan's Sheer Brilliance
This Interstellar Fan Theory About ‘Water Planet’ & The Ticking Sound In Background Proves Christopher Nolan’s Sheer Brilliance

Interstellar is Christopher Nolan’s one of the most appreciated film. The sci-fi movie which talked a lot about quantum physics and was highly rated by geeks still happens to be favourite of so millions of people.

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The kind of detailing Christopher Nolan used to narrate the film still leaves us amazed. And today we are going to share one such fact about the film which will make you say, “wow”.

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Remember the track of Water Planet aka Miller Planet in Interstellar? I am sure you remember it. The soundtrack that plays in the background still gives goosebumps. But do you know that the ticking sound which plays during the track means so much than you think?

According to a theory, the ticking sound which is heard almost after every 1.25 seconds means 1 year passed on Earth? Mind blown?

Read what a Reddit user has to say regarding it. The Reddit user named @akick31 wrotes, “In Interstellar on the water planet, the soundtrack in the background has a prominent ticking noise. These ticks happen every 1.25 seconds. Each tick you hear is a whole day passing on Earth.”

But that’s not it as the user has whole math formula to justify his theory. Here’s how the Interstellar fan explains:

“Let’s start the math. If you time 60 seconds of the track and count the ticks, you get 48 ticks. 60/48 = 1.25. That’s where you get the time interval from. As we know, there are 3,600 seconds in an hour. They mention in the movie that every hour on the planet is roughly 7 years in Earth time. 7 years is 221,000,000 seconds.

Take 221,000,000/3,600 and you get roughly 61,400 seconds that pass on Earth for every second spent on the water planet. Multiply 61,400 by 1.25 (the interval) and you get 77,000 seconds, or 21 hours.

Thus each tick is a whole day passing on Earth.

If you make the assumption that each tick is exactly 1 Earth day (86,400 Earth seconds) then an hour correlates to 7.88 years on Earth. The extra .88 could be rounding errors by the crew.
As an extra tidbit: a time dilation factor of 61320 gives a tick interval of 1.409 seconds, and a tick interval of 1.25 seconds gives a time dilation factor of 69120.”

Isn’t that amazing? If that’s not the proof of Nolan’s sheer brilliance then what is?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Hi, you went from saying that each tick passing is a year on earth then the Reddit users analysis says it’s 1 day that passes for every tick

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