Humans discover a radio signal from deep space. The transmission includes plans to create some kind of space ship to travel somewhere else in the universe. After creating the device, a small crew mans it but from the outside it looks like it doesn't work, but the crew all experiences traveling elsewhere for about 20 hours (it was sort of like a teleporter). No one believes them but then it is discovered that a camera on board had 20 hours of static. The device looked like a giant ball that fell through a this giant spinning mechanism. I could be off on a few details because it was a while ago. I can try to give more details.
Edit: Figured it out.. took me a while but finally found that it was called contact.