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

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    • 4.8 • 501 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 week you will come closer to COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE OF TIME AND SPACE!

    What are Asteroids Good For?

    What are Asteroids Good For?

    What are the different kinds of asteroids? What are they made of? How can we send missions to capture them, and what will we do once we get one? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 39 min
    Who’s Going To Clean Up All That Space Junk?

    Who’s Going To Clean Up All That Space Junk?

    How did so much junk get up in space? How can we clean it up? How is it making light pollution worse? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 38 min
    Is There REALLY a Crisis in Cosmology?

    Is There REALLY a Crisis in Cosmology?

    How do we measure the age of the universe? Why are different methods giving different results? How do we solve this problem? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 37 min
    What is a Black Hole Firewall, and Do They Really Exist??

    What is a Black Hole Firewall, and Do They Really Exist??

    What is a black hole firewall? How does it solve some paradoxes when it comes to black holes? Do the firewalls actually exist? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 38 min
    Could We Really Terraform Mars?

    Could We Really Terraform Mars?

    What killed Mars billions of years ago? How can we kickstart a warming trend to transform Mars to look like Earth? What kind of technology do we need, and how well will it work? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 36 min
    How Do Quantum Computers Work?

    How Do Quantum Computers Work?

    What makes quantum computers so powerful? What kinds of problems can they solve? How do we actually build one? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
501 Ratings

501 Ratings

Legato9 ,

Who knew that “science entertainment” could be a thing?!

Paul is funny, nerdy, cool, brilliant, and captivating all at the same time. His enthusiasm is contagious. And it’s amazing how he can make really, really difficult topics accessible to everyone. The universe isn’t just for aliens and astrophysicists. It’s for all of us. And I’m super grateful to Paul for giving me - just some guy - a chance to know where I am, where I came from, and what else is out there. It’s pretty magical stuff. This has got to be among the best podcasts out there.

Kw 0816 ,

I’ll stick to music

Within the first 2 minutes of the first podcast I listened to, he refers to someone asking a question as “knucklehead,” thereby affirming the old adage “there are no stupid questions, only rude people.”

Mark JJ ,

Best physics podcast

Fantastic brilliant podcast, entertaining, enlightening, funny no but very amusing ;-). The deep deep back catalog is filled with treasure. Thank you and keep it up we're happier and better off for listening.

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