142 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 • 411 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!

    Can planets survive the death of their star?

    Can planets survive the death of their star?

    When stars die, do their planets die too? What can possibly survive after a supernova explosion? How will the death of the sun affect our solar system? Can zombie planets rise from the dead? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 30 min
    Why Aren't There More Black Physicists?

    Why Aren't There More Black Physicists?

    What are the accomplishments of black astronomers and physicists? Why does diversity remain so low in higher education, especially physics? What can we do to prevent bias and discrimination? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 30 min
    Is there a fifth force of nature?

    Is there a fifth force of nature?

    Are there more than four forces of nature? Is dark matter connected to dark energy? What the heck are dark photons? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 31 min
    How do we know the Earth is curved?

    How do we know the Earth is curved?

    Why do people believe the Earth is flat? How do we know it’s curved? Is a debate even worth it? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 32 min
    What did Einstein get wrong?

    What did Einstein get wrong?

    Was Einstein ever wrong? How did he miss out on a major prediction for the universe? What was his major beef with quantum mechanics? How did he go from quantum believer to quantum hater? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 35 min
    What's so cool about the TRAPPIST-1 system?

    What's so cool about the TRAPPIST-1 system?

    Why is the TRAPPIST-1 system so fascinating? Is it really habitable? How are we figuring all this out? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
411 Ratings

411 Ratings

Peyton18! ,

Best show!!!

I love this show and listen to it everyday I can, Paul does an amazing job at making these complex topics easy to understand!!

addsssaaa ,

Great

One of the best astronomy podcasts out there. Working my way through every episode!

Dr. Byrne ,

Very interesting!

Who would have thought a podcast about quantum mechanics would be so interesting? I was intrigued from beginning to end.

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