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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!

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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!

    What the Heck are Gamma Ray Bursts?

    What the Heck are Gamma Ray Bursts?

    What are the different kinds of gamma ray bursts? What powers them? What do we still have to understand about them? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 34 min
    Is There a Crisis in Cosmology? RELOADED

    Is There a Crisis in Cosmology? RELOADED

    Is there more to say about the “crisis in cosmology”? What are the fundamental disagreements? Is there any way out of this mess? Why am I talking about it again? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 40 min
    What’s the Best Way to Search for Life?

    What’s the Best Way to Search for Life?

    What kind of signals are we searching for from aliens? What are technosignatures and biosignatures? How are we looking for non-intelligent life? Is there any hope of finding life in our own solar system? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 43 min
    Why Should We Geek Out Over Maxwell?

    Why Should We Geek Out Over Maxwell?

    Why is James Clerk Maxwell so dang awesome? How was he able to unify the forces of electricity and magnetism? Why was his work so revolutionary? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 40 min
    What’s So Groovy About Gravitational Waves? (Part 2)

    What’s So Groovy About Gravitational Waves? (Part 2)

    Part 2 of 2! How did the observation of a kilonova change astronomy? How did that one observation kill off alternate models of gravity? What’s in store for the future of gravitational waves? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 42 min
    What’s So Groovy About Gravitational Waves? (Part 1)

    What’s So Groovy About Gravitational Waves? (Part 1)

    Part 1! What are gravitational waves? What makes them? How can we detect them here on Earth, and why is it a big deal? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
528 Ratings

528 Ratings

cloudman1 ,

Thank You

Thank you for being a voice of intelligence

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.”

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