Interstellar is REAL: Boffins create WORMHOLE in a lab
HUMANS could soon travel billions of light years through space to other planets after scientists successfully created a WORMHOLE.
But boffins in a laboratory in Spain have actually cracked it...using magnets.
Albert Einstein first suggested in 1935 that wormholes, hidden 'bridges' in the fabric of spacetime that could create shortcuts across the universe, were possible.
And now the holes, predicted by the brilliant physicist's theory of general relativity, have been proven a reality.
The researchers, from the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain said: "Wormholes are fascinating cosmological objects that can connect two distant regions of the universe.
"Because of their intriguing nature, constructing a wormhole in a lab seems a formidable task.
"However, using magnetic metamaterials and metasurfaces, our wormhole transfers the magnetic field from one point in space to another through a path that is magnetically undetectable."
The findings in the journal Scientific Reports, appear to show that - on a tiny scale - wormholes are not only theoretically possible but very much a reality.
The authors added:"We experimentally show that the magnetic field from a source at one end of the wormhole appears at the other end as an isolated magnetic monopolar field, creating the illusion of a magnetic field propagating through a tunnel outside the 3D space."
The scientists say the breakthrough could be the basis for a new type of MRI machine that would mean patients did not have to even sit inside while being examined.
In the film Interstellar, a crew of astronauts led by a former NASA pilot - played by McConaughey - and scientist Anne Hathaway launch a dangerous space mission to find a new Earth.
They ultimately manage to travel through a wormhole to another galaxy, where they visit alien planets in a bid to 'relocate' humanity.