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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 week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

Ask a Spaceman‪!‬ Paul M. Sutter

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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 week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

    AaS! 226: Does the Universe Get Shorter When You Go Faster?

    AaS! 226: Does the Universe Get Shorter When You Go Faster?

    How does length contraction work in relativity? Do moving objects really get shorter? What about from their perspective? How are we supposed to make sense of any measurement? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
    Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter
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    Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
    Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L, Alberto M, Corey D, stargazer, Robert B, Tom G, Naila, BikeSanta, Sam R, John S, Joshua, Scott M, Rob H, Scott M, Louis M, John W, Alexis, Gilbert M, Rob W, Demethius J, Jules R, Mike G, Jim L, Scott J, David S, Scott R, Bbjj108, Heather, Mike S, Michele R, Pete H, Steve S, wahtwahtbird, Lisa R, and Couzy!
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter.

    • 37 min
    AaS! 225: What is the Cosmic Flaw That Shouldn’t Exist?

    AaS! 225: What is the Cosmic Flaw That Shouldn’t Exist?

    What is the “cold spot” on the cosmic microwave background? Why shouldn’t it exist? What are some possible explanations for it, and why are they unsatisfying? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
    Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter
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    Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
    Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L, Alberto M, Corey D, stargazer, Robert B, Tom G, Naila, BikeSanta, Sam R, John S, Joshua, Scott M, Rob H, Scott M, Louis M, John W, Alexis, Gilbert M, Rob W, Demethius J, Jules R, Mike G, Jim L, Scott J, David S, Scott R, Bbjj108, Heather, Mike S, Michele R, Pete H, Steve S, wahtwahtbird, Lisa R, Couzy, Tim R, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Mark F, Richard K, Maureen R, Stace J, Stephen S, Stephen J, Joe R, David P, Sean M, Tracy F, Sarah K, Ryan L, Ella F, Thomas K, James C, Syamkumar M, Homer V, Mark D, Bruce A, Steven M, Bill E, Tim Z, Linda C, The Tired Jedi, Farshad A, Kenneth D, David W, dhr18, Lode D, Alyssa K, Bob C, Simon G, Red B, Herb G, Stephen A, James R, Robert O, Lynn D, Jeffrey C, Allen E, Michael S, Reinaldo A, Jessica M, Patrick M, Amy Z, Sheryl, John G, David W, Jonathan S, Sue T, Josephine K, Chris, P. Sprout, Michael S, Erlend A, James D, Larry D, Matt K, Charles, Jonathan S, and Karl W!
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter.

    • 42 min
    AaS! 224: Can Life Survive on Locked Planets?

    AaS! 224: Can Life Survive on Locked Planets?

    How do planets get tidally locked? What are these systems typically like? Can life find a home in such a challenging environment? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
    Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter
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    Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
    Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L, Alberto M, Corey D, stargazer, Robert B, Tom G, Naila, BikeSanta, Sam R, John S, Joshua, Scott M, Rob H, Scott M, Louis M, John W, Alexis, Gilbert M, Rob W, Demethius J, Jules R, Mike G, Jim L, Scott J, David S, Scott R, Bbjj108, Heather, Mike S, Michele R, Pete H, Steve S, wahtwahtbird, Lisa R, Couzy, Tim R, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Mark F, Richard K, Maureen R, Stace J, Stephen S, Stephen J, Joe R, David P, Sean M, Tracy F, Sarah K, Ryan L, Ella F, Thomas K, James C, Syamkumar M, Homer V, Mark D, Bruce A, Steven M, Bill E, Tim Z, Linda C, The Tired Jedi, Farshad A, Kenneth D, David W, dhr18, Lode D, Alyssa K, Bob C, Simon G, Red B, Herb G, Stephen A, James R, Robert O, Lynn D, Jeffrey C, Allen E, Michael S, Reinaldo A, Jessica M, Patrick M, Amy Z, Sheryl, John G, David W, Jonathan S, Sue T, Josephine K, Chris, P. Sprout, Michael S, Erlend A, James D, Larry D, Matt K, Charles, Jonathan S, and Karl W!
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter.

    • 37 min
    AaS! 223: Why is it So Hard to Return to the Moon?

    AaS! 223: Why is it So Hard to Return to the Moon?

    If we went to the Moon already, why can’t we go back so easily? What technology have we lost? What are we trying to do differently? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
    Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter
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    Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter
    Read a book: http://www.pmsutter/book
    Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
    Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L, Alberto M, Corey D, stargazer, Robert B, Tom G, Naila, BikeSanta, Sam R, John S, Joshua, Scott M, Rob H, Scott M, Louis M, John W, Alexis, Gilbert M, Rob W, Demethius J, Jules R, Mike G, Jim L, Scott J, David S, Scott R, Bbjj108, Heather, Mike S, Michele R, Pete H, Steve S, wahtwahtbird, Lisa R, Couzy!
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter.

    • 35 min
    AaS! 222: What is the Most Distant Thing We Can See?

    AaS! 222: What is the Most Distant Thing We Can See?

    What’s the most distant thing we can see with the naked eye? What about with a telescope? What about at other wavelengths? Is there anything more to see? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
    Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter
    All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com
    Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter
    Read a book: http://www.pmsutter/book
    Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
    Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L, Barbara K, Alberto M, Duncan M, Corey D, Tom G, Naila, John S, Joshua, Scott M, Rob H, Louis M, John W, Alexis, Gilbert M, David L, Rob W, Valerie H, Demethius J, Jules R, Mike G, Jim L, Scott J, Lewis I, Peter E, David S, Paul L, Jon-Boy, Scott R, Tim R, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Mark F, Richard K, Maureen R, Stace J, Stephen S, Stephen J, Joe R, David P, robert b, Sean M, Tracy F, Sarah K, Ryan L, Ella F, Sarah K, Richard S, Sam R, Thomas K, James C, Syamkumar M, Homer v, Mark D, Bruce A, Steven M, Bill E, Tim Z, Linda C, Scott M, Avery P, Farshad A, Kenneth D, Gary K, Paul G, David W, dhr18, Lode S, Alyssa K, Bob C, Simon G, Red B, Herb G, Stephen A, James R, Robert O, Lynn D, Jeffrey C, Allen E, Michael S, Reinaldo A, Jessica M, Patrick M, Amy Z, Sheryl, John G, David W, Jonathan S, Sue T, Josephine K, Chris, P. S, Michael S, Erlend A, James D, Larry D, Matt K, and Charles!
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter.

    • 35 min
    AaS! 221: Will Emergent Gravity Rewrite Physics?

    AaS! 221: Will Emergent Gravity Rewrite Physics?

    What is “emergence” in physics and why is it a big deal? What would it mean for gravity to be emergent? How would we have to rewrite the laws of physics? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
    This episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. Give online therapy a try at betterhelp.com/spaceman and get on your way to being your best self. Visit BetterHelp to get 10% off your first month!
    Support the show: http://www.patreon.com/pmsutter
    All episodes: http://www.AskASpaceman.com
    Follow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/PaulMattSutter
    Read a book: http://www.pmsutter/book
    Keep those questions about space, science, astronomy, astrophysics, physics, and cosmology coming to #AskASpaceman for COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!
    Big thanks to my top Patreon supporters this month: Justin G, Chris L, Barbara K, Alberto M, Duncan M, Corey D, Naila, John S, Joshua, Scott M, Rob H, Louis M, John W, Alexis, Gilbert M, Valerie H, Demethius J, Nathan R, and Mike G, Tim R, Mark R, Alan B, Craig B, Mark F, Richard K, Maureen R, Stace J, Stephen S, Stephen J, Joe R, David P, robert b, Sean M, Tracy F, Sarah K, Ryan L, Ella F, Sarah K, Richard S, Sam R, Thomas K, James C, Syamkumar M, Homer v, Mark D, Bruce A, Steven M, Bill E, Tim Z, Linda C, Aissa F, Marc H, Scott M, Avery P, Farshad A, Kenneth D, Gary K, Paul G, David W, dhr18, Lode S, Alyssa K, Roger, Bob C, Simon G, Red B, Herb G, Stephen A, James R, Robert O, Lynn D, Jeffrey C, Allen E, Michael S, Jordan, Reinaldo A, Jessica M, Patrick M, Amy Z, Sheryl, John G, David W, Jonathan S, Sue T, Josephine K, Chris, Jules R, P. S, Michael S, Erlend A, James D, and Larry D!
    Hosted by Paul M. Sutter.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
738 Ratings

738 Ratings

Mari2992 ,

Absolutely fantastic show with great great host

This is my first ever podcast that I listened to so P. Sotter opened doors to two amazing worlds of Astronomy and podcasting for me at the same time - forever grateful for hours of fun and educational content that he has put out to the world. Stay awesome Paul!

Sweetnsauer ,

Educational and fun to listen to!

When did I start to like and even remotely understand Science and Astrophysics?! What happened?!! Oh ya, Paul happened! lol! It doesn’t matter how much you know if you cannot explain it to people in a way they can understand. Paul does an incredible job of explaining Astrophysics, whether your a novice or veteran. Thank you for taking the time to make this podcast!

Darkness in dread ,

Fun and educational monologues on Astronomy

I love the light hearted narration and deep exploration on fascinating topics. Paul’s unpretentious approach, mature it the episodes a joy to listen to

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