Ask a Spaceman!

By 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!

Episode Date
AaS! 224: Can Life Survive on Locked Planets?
May 21, 2024
AaS! 223: Why is it So Hard to Return to the Moon?
May 07, 2024
AaS! 222: What is the Most Distant Thing We Can See?
Apr 16, 2024
AaS! 221: Will Emergent Gravity Rewrite Physics?
Apr 02, 2024
AaS! 220: Will Our Universe End in a Big Rip?
Mar 19, 2024
AaS! 219: What's the Best Way to Defend Our Planet?
Mar 05, 2024
AaS! 218: How Do We Know What the Milky Way Looks Like?
Feb 20, 2024
AaS! 217: Will We Achieve Fusion Power Soon?
Feb 06, 2024
AaS! 216: Do Aliens Look Like Us?
Jan 16, 2024
AaS! 215: How Does Science Regain Trust?
Jan 02, 2024
AaS! 214: Is Empty Space Really...Empty?
Dec 19, 2023
AaS! 213: How Were Ancient Astronomers So Good?
Dec 05, 2023
AaS! 212: Where Do All the Elements Come From?
Nov 21, 2023
AaS! 211: Will AI Take Over Astronomy?
Nov 07, 2023
AaS! 210: How Does Space Affect the Climate?
Oct 17, 2023
AaS! 209: What Secrets Are Hiding in Triton?
Oct 03, 2023
AaS! 208: Where Are All the White Holes?
Sep 19, 2023
AaS! 207: How Far Do We Travel in Our Lives?
Sep 05, 2023
AaS! 206: What are the Weirdest Names in Astronomy?
Aug 15, 2023
AaS! 205: What's the Difference Between Science and Pseudoscience?
Aug 01, 2023
AaS! 204: How did Annie Jump Cannon Bring Order to the Universe?
Jul 18, 2023
AaS! 203: Is the Universe a Giant Black Hole?
Jul 04, 2023
AaS! 202: Could the Earth Leave the Solar System?
Jun 13, 2023
AaS! 201: How Does Light Slow Down?
Jun 06, 2023
AaS! 200: What are the Top 5 Mysteries in Astronomy?
May 16, 2023
AaS! 199: What are the Top 5 Discoveries of All Time in Astronomy?
May 02, 2023
AaS! 198: What's So Weird About Black Hole Shadows?
Apr 18, 2023
AaS! 197: Which is Better, Human or Robotic Exploration?
Apr 04, 2023
AaS! 196: Could We Ever Build a Dyson Sphere?
Mar 21, 2023
AaS! 195: How Cold Can Space Get?
Mar 07, 2023
AaS! 194: Does the Universe Rotate?
Feb 21, 2023
AaS! 193: What are the Blue Stragglers?
Feb 07, 2023
AaS! 192: Can Tachyons Exist?
Jan 17, 2023
AaS! 191: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 9: Both/And)
Jan 03, 2023
AaS! 190: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 8: For Nothing is Hidden)
Dec 20, 2022
AaS! 189: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 7: Many Worlds, Infinite Possibilities)
Dec 06, 2022
AaS! 188: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 6: Einstein’s Revenge)
Nov 15, 2022
AaS! 187: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 5: Dreams of Copenhagen)
Nov 01, 2022
AaS! 186: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 4: It’s a Quantum, Quantum, Quantum World)
Oct 18, 2022
AaS! 185: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 3: There and Back Again)
Oct 04, 2022
AaS! 184: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 2: Quantum Mechanics 102)
Sep 20, 2022
AaS! 183: What is the Meaning of Quantum Mechanics? (Part 1: This Way to the Weird)
Sep 06, 2022
AaS! 182: Wait, Super-Atoms are a Real Thing?
Aug 16, 2022
AaS! 181: What is the Principle of Least Action?
Aug 02, 2022
AaS! 180: How Does Pulsar Timing Work?
Jul 19, 2022
AaS! 179: What are the Alternatives to Dark Matter?
Jul 05, 2022
AaS! 178: How Big Can Planets Get?
Jun 21, 2022
AaS! 177: How Do Black Holes Affect Their Galaxies?
Jun 07, 2022
AaS! 176: Why is Gravity So Weak?
May 17, 2022
AaS! 175: Should We Be Afraid of the Dipole Repeller?
May 03, 2022
AaS! 174: What Solves the Twin Paradox?
Apr 19, 2022
AaS! 173: How Does Radioactive Decay Work?
Apr 05, 2022
AaS! 172: What Are Some Alternatives to the Big Bang Theory?
Mar 15, 2022
AaS! 171: What are Lagrange Points?
Mar 01, 2022
AaS! 170: What’s So Fine About the Fine Structure Constant?
Feb 15, 2022
AaS! 169: What Is Loop Quantum Gravity?
Feb 01, 2022
AaS! 168: Can We Get Some Love for Globular Clusters?
Jan 18, 2022
AaS! 167: Do We Live In a Giant Simulation?
Jan 04, 2022
AaS! 166: What’s the Truth Behind ‘Oumuamua?
Dec 21, 2021
AaS! 165: What Comes After the James Webb Space Telescope?
Dec 07, 2021
AaS! 164: Where Can We Find Diamond Rain?
Nov 16, 2021
AaS! 163: Will Our Universe End in a False Vacuum Decay?
Nov 02, 2021
AaS! 162: What the Heck are Gamma Ray Bursts?
Oct 19, 2021
AaS! 161: Is There a Crisis in Cosmology? RELOADED
Oct 05, 2021
AaS! 160: What’s the Best Way to Search for Life?
Sep 21, 2021
AaS! 159: Why Should We Geek Out Over Maxwell?
Sep 07, 2021
AaS! 158: What’s So Groovy About Gravitational Waves? (Part 2)
Aug 17, 2021
AaS! 157: What’s So Groovy About Gravitational Waves? (Part 1)
Aug 03, 2021
AaS! 156: What are Asteroids Good For?
Jul 20, 2021
AaS! 155: Who’s Going To Clean Up All That Space Junk?
Jul 06, 2021
AaS! 154: Is There REALLY a Crisis in Cosmology?
Jun 15, 2021
AaS! 153: What is a Black Hole Firewall, and Do They Really Exist??
Jun 01, 2021
AaS! 152: Could We Really Terraform Mars?
May 18, 2021
AaS! 151: How Do Quantum Computers Work?
May 04, 2021
AaS! 150: Why Don’t Neutrinos Make Any Sense?
Apr 20, 2021
AaS! 149: Is the Universe a Fractal?
Apr 06, 2021
AaS! 148: What’s Outside the Universe?
Mar 16, 2021
AaS! 147: What’s the Deal with the Uncertainty Principle?
Mar 02, 2021
AaS! 146: Astro101 Part 8 - What is the Future of Astronomy?
Feb 16, 2021
AaS! 145: Astro101 Part 7 - What is the Universe?
Feb 02, 2021
AaS! 144: Astro101 Part 6 - What are Galaxies?
Jan 19, 2021
AaS! 143: Astro101 Part 5 - What are Neutron Stars, White Dwarfs, and Black Holes?
Jan 05, 2021
AaS! 142: Astro101 Part 4 - What Happens When Stars Die?
Dec 15, 2020
AaS! 141: Astro101 Part 3 - What is a Star?
Dec 01, 2020
AaS! 140: Astro101 Part 2 - Who lives in the solar system?
Nov 17, 2020
AaS! 139: Astro101 Part 1 - Why bother with astronomy?
Nov 03, 2020
AaS! 138: Could the "emdrive" really work?
Oct 20, 2020
AaS! 137: What's really at the center of a black hole?
Oct 06, 2020
AaS! 136: Can planets survive the death of their star?
Sep 15, 2020
AaS! 135: Why Aren't There More Black Physicists?
Sep 01, 2020
AaS! 134: Is there a fifth force of nature?
Aug 18, 2020
AaS! 133: How do we know the Earth is curved?
Aug 04, 2020
AaS! 132: What did Einstein get wrong?
Jul 21, 2020
AaS! 131: What's so cool about the TRAPPIST-1 system?
Jul 07, 2020
AaS! 130: What's the most amazing thing about the universe?
Jun 16, 2020
AaS! 129: Did the big bang make black holes?
Jun 02, 2020
AaS! 128: Why are we missing all the baryons?
May 19, 2020
AaS! 127: What was Newton's big deal?
May 05, 2020
AaS! 126: What's the wildest weather in the solar system?
Apr 21, 2020
AaS! 125: Does Planet Nine exist?
Apr 07, 2020
AaS! 124: Why is the speed of light the way it is?
Mar 17, 2020
How to Die in Space: Sneak Preview
Mar 10, 2020
AaS! 123: What powers a hypernova?
Mar 03, 2020
AaS! 122: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 8: An Armageddon of Strings)
Feb 18, 2020
AaS! 121: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 7: A Correspondence from a Dear Friend)
Feb 04, 2020
AaS! 120: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 6: We Should Probably Test This)
Jan 21, 2020
AaS! 119: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 5: Duality of the Fates)
Jan 07, 2020
AaS! 118: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 4: What We Need is a Superhero)
Dec 17, 2019
AaS! 117: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 3: Dimension is Destiny)
Dec 03, 2019
AaS! 116: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 2: Tuning the Strings)
Nov 19, 2019
AaS! 115: Is String Theory Worth It? (Part 1: Unify This!)
Nov 05, 2019
AaS! 114: How did spectroscopy revolutionize astronomy?
Oct 15, 2019
AaS! 113: Is the James Webb Space Telescope worth the wait?
Oct 01, 2019
AaS! 112: Why can't I quantum tunnel myself?
Sep 17, 2019
AaS! 111: What's it like to fall into a black hole? (redux)
Sep 03, 2019
AaS! 110: Is the universe really predictable?
Aug 20, 2019
AaS! 109: What are the mysterious cosmic strings?
Aug 06, 2019
AaS! 108: What do we learn from eclipses?
Jul 16, 2019
AaS! 107: Is interstellar travel possible?
Jul 02, 2019
AaS! 106: How do we measure the expansion of the universe?
Jun 18, 2019
AaS! 105: Is everything a wave or a particle, and why does my head hurt?
Jun 04, 2019
AaS! 104: What turned Venus into hell?
May 21, 2019
AaS! 103: What's wrong with the cosmic calendar?
May 07, 2019
AaS! 102: What are the mighty clusters of galaxies?
Apr 16, 2019
AaS! 101: What is the black hole information paradox?
Apr 02, 2019
AaS! 100: Why avoid the cosmic voids?
Mar 19, 2019
AaS! 99: Do we live in the multiverse?
Mar 05, 2019
AaS! 98: Who's in charge of the quantum world?
Feb 19, 2019
AaS! 97: What makes the strong force so strong?
Feb 05, 2019
AaS! 96: Hey, who took all the antimatter?
Jan 15, 2019
AaS! 95: Does light experience time? (and other mysteries)
Jan 01, 2019
AaS! 94: How did we figure out that stuff is made of atoms?
Dec 18, 2018
AaS! 93: Does the Oort Cloud Exist?
Dec 04, 2018
AaS! 92: I give up, what is time?
Nov 20, 2018
AaS! 91: Could we blow up a star?
Nov 06, 2018
AaS! 90: Why are brown dwarf stars so weird?
Oct 16, 2018
AaS! 89: What makes all the light?
Oct 02, 2018
A Reading from the Book of Paul
Sep 25, 2018
AaS! 88: Is the Drake Equation useful?
Sep 18, 2018
AaS! 87: How do magnets work?
Sep 04, 2018
AaS! 86: Why do we need cosmic inflation? (Part 2)
Aug 21, 2018
AaS! 85: Why do we need cosmic inflation? (Part 1)
Aug 07, 2018
AaS! 84: How does dark energy accelerate the universe?
Jul 17, 2018
AaS! 83: Can entangled particles communicate faster than light?
Jul 03, 2018
AaS! 82: What awoke the cosmic dawn?
Jun 19, 2018
AaS! 81: How do you build a rocket-ship?
Jun 05, 2018
AaS! 80: What made the "OMG Particle" so special?
May 15, 2018
AaS! 79: Seriously, what is gravity? (Part 3)
May 01, 2018
AaS! 78: Seriously, what is gravity? (Part 2)
Apr 17, 2018
AaS! 77: Seriously, what is gravity? (Part 1)
Apr 03, 2018
AaS! 76: Iceland Question Bonanza!
Mar 20, 2018
AaS! 75: Why is Iceland so warm?
Mar 06, 2018
AaS! 74: Why are small stars such a big deal?
Feb 20, 2018
AaS! 73: Why should we believe the big bang?
Feb 06, 2018
AaS! 72: How does gravity make a lens?
Jan 16, 2018
AaS! 71: Who lives in the particle zoo?
Jan 02, 2018
AaS! 70: Can we have some quark stars, please?
Dec 19, 2017
AstroTour: Atacama Dark Sky Retreat
Dec 08, 2017
AaS! 69: What makes a blazar blaze so brightly?
Dec 05, 2017
AaS! 68: Do we live in a hologram?
Nov 21, 2017
AaS! 67: Why can't I be an astrophysicist?
Nov 07, 2017
AaS! 66: What in the world is metallic hydrogen?
Oct 17, 2017
AaS! 65: How does one become an astrophysicist?
Oct 03, 2017
All about the "Sea and the Stars" AstroTour
Sep 26, 2017
AaS! 64: What fate awaits the Voyagers?
Sep 19, 2017
AaS! 63: How are we to understand quantum spin?
Sep 05, 2017
AaS! 62: Why do some stars blow up?
Aug 15, 2017
Update and Space Radio Preview
Aug 08, 2017
AaS! 61: Where do giant magnetic fields come from?
Aug 01, 2017
AaS! 60: What's the Deal with Time Crystals?
Jul 18, 2017
AaS! 59: Do Black Holes Exist?
Jul 04, 2017
AaS! 58: Is time travel possible?
Jun 20, 2017
AaS! 57: What's the matter with dark matter?
Jun 06, 2017
AaS! 56: What is the "Axis of Evil"?
May 16, 2017
AaS! 55: Does dark energy exist?
May 02, 2017
AaS! 54: What happens when galaxies collide?
Apr 18, 2017
AaS! 53: Why is the Higgs boson important? (Part 2)
Apr 04, 2017
AaS! 52: Why is the Higgs Boson important? (Part 1)
Mar 21, 2017
AaS! 51: What has New Horizons learned about Pluto?
Mar 07, 2017
AaS! 50: What's up with Saturn's rings?
Feb 21, 2017
AaS! 49: What were the most clever experiments of all time?
Feb 07, 2017
AaS! 48: Why are Kepler's Laws important?
Jan 17, 2017
AaS! 47: What's the universe made of?
Jan 03, 2017
AaS! 46: How to describe astronomy to the blind?
Dec 20, 2016
AaS! 45: Wormholes - deal or no deal?
Dec 06, 2016
AaS! 44: How does the sun get spots?
Nov 15, 2016
AaS! 43: What's the Shape of the Universe?
Nov 01, 2016
AaS! 42: Where do "weird" radio signals come from?
Oct 18, 2016
AaS! 41: How do (regular) novas work?
Oct 04, 2016
AaS! 40: Do black holes die?
Sep 20, 2016
AaS! 39: Is there life on Europa?
Sep 06, 2016
AaS! 38: How do we see beyond the visible?
Aug 16, 2016
AaS! 37: What is the cosmic microwave background (Part 2)?
Aug 02, 2016
AaS! 36: What is the cosmic microwave background? (Part 1)
Jul 19, 2016
AaS! 35: What are "virtual particles"?
Jul 05, 2016
AaS! 34: What is the Great Attractor?
Jun 21, 2016
AaS! 33: What if the moon disappeared?
Jun 07, 2016
AaS! 32: Where do nebulae come from?
May 17, 2016
AaS! 31: How can the universe expand faster than light?
May 03, 2016
AaS! 30: 2nd-Grade Question Bonanza!
Apr 19, 2016
AaS! 29: Why does E=mc^2?
Apr 05, 2016
AaS! 28: What's the point in talking about science?
Mar 15, 2016
AaS! 27: How does gravity make waves?
Mar 01, 2016
AaS! 26: Wolf-Rayet Stars: Sci-Fi or What?
Feb 16, 2016
AaS! 25: How do we know how far away stuff is...far away?
Feb 02, 2016
AaS! 24: What's the beef with quantum gravity?
Jan 19, 2016
Aas! 23: What's up with exoplanets?
Jan 05, 2016
AaS! Transient Special: What was the Christmas star?
Dec 22, 2015
AaS! 22: Question Bonanza!
Dec 15, 2015
AaS! 21: Are we really made of stars?
Dec 01, 2015
AaS! 20: How much light is in the universe?
Nov 17, 2015
AaS! Special: What did you think of The Martian?
Nov 12, 2015
AaS! 19: How do planets get magnetic fields?
Nov 03, 2015
AaS! 18: Is the universe dying?
Oct 20, 2015
AaS! 17: What banged the Big Bang?
Oct 06, 2015
AaS! 16: How do spiral galaxies form?
Sep 15, 2015
AaS! 15: Will we colonize Mars?
Sep 01, 2015
AaS! 14: What is spacetime? (Part 2)
Aug 18, 2015
AaS! 14: What is spacetime? (Part 1)
Aug 04, 2015
AaS! 13: What the heck is a magnetar?
Jul 21, 2015
AaS! 12: Is life possible around binary stars?
Jul 07, 2015
AaS! 011: What do we do in space?
Jun 16, 2015
AaS! 010: How do black holes form?
Jun 02, 2015
AaS! 009: How big is the universe?
May 19, 2015
AaS! 008: Will a comet kill us all?
May 05, 2015
AaS! 007: How do we know that dark matter exists?
Apr 21, 2015
AaS! 006: When did the first stars appear?
Apr 07, 2015
AaS! Transient Special: When is the next eclipse?
Mar 27, 2015
AaS! 005: Where did the oceans come from?
Mar 20, 2015
AaS! 004: Are there aliens...out there?
Feb 20, 2015