134 episodes

What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every episode you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Ask a Spaceman! Paul M. Sutter

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 362 Ratings

What would happen if you fell into a black hole? How big is the universe? Just what the heck is a quasar, anyway? You've got questions, and astrophysicist Paul Sutter has the answers! Submit questions via Twitter using #AskASpaceman or post to facebook.com/PaulMattSutter. Every episode you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

    AaS! 128: Why are we missing all the baryons?

    AaS! 128: Why are we missing all the baryons?

    What is the “missing baryon problem”? How do we know how many baryons there ought to be? What does the cosmic web have to do with it? What the heck is a baryon, anyway? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 27 min
    AaS! 127: What was Newton's big deal?

    AaS! 127: What was Newton's big deal?

    What was Newton’s genius? Why was his work so controversial? Why are his laws of motion so radical? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 42 min
    AaS! 126: What's the wildest weather in the solar system?

    AaS! 126: What's the wildest weather in the solar system?

    What makes the Earth’s atmosphere so special? What makes the atmospheres of other planets so special? Why are atmospheres so special anyway? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 32 min
    AaS! 125: Does Planet Nine exist?

    AaS! 125: Does Planet Nine exist?

    Why do we think the solar system might have another planet? Why do we think it doesn’t? How do test for something that’s too far away to see? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 33 min
    AaS! 124: Why is the speed of light the way it is?

    AaS! 124: Why is the speed of light the way it is?

    Why is the speed of light so important in physics? Why does the value not matter at all? And why does it have the speed that it does? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 35 min
    How to Die in Space: Sneak Preview

    How to Die in Space: Sneak Preview

    My next book, How to Die in Space, is coming out June 2020! Here's a special sneak preview reading from the book, and info about how you can get a free autographed copy!

    Book info: www.pmsutter.com/book

    Autographed copy: www.patreon.com/pmsutter

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
362 Ratings

362 Ratings

Mikey hardcore ,

Great space info, even better delivery

I like the way you speak, spaceman. The content is fascinating and entertaining, I can’t get enough! I’m excited for the audiobook on 6/2/20

Saremo ,

Wish more of my science teachers were like Paul!

This is definitely perfect for high school level understanding, which is awesome for most people. It’s advanced concepts explained in a way those of us who are not experts can understand. The range of topics is comprehensive enough for everyone to find plenty of things that interests them. I love the campiness! It proves Paul is truly passionate about his topics. He also has a very nice which is important in a podcast. The YouTube videos are also just as great!

Carneades ,

Interesting but simple

This is interesting and wide ranging.
Although directed at adults this is really at a high school level. I suspect many astronomy fans are more knowledgeable than that. The discussion gets more sophisticated in the later episodes.
The lecturer is clear but his exaggerated informal style can be annoying and clownish.

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