What processes create all the elements? Why are some elements more common than others? How does fusion happen inside and outside of a star?
How long have astronomers been using artificial intelligence? How do computers sift through massive amounts of data? Will AI discover something new about the universe?
What triggers ice ages and other climate events? How are sunspot cycles and orbital motions related to climate patterns? What does Jupiter have to do with all this? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
What’s so cool about Triton? How did it end up in orbit around Neptune, and what can we learn from it? Could we send a mission there one day?
How are white holes different from black holes? What would happen if you were stuck inside of one? Why don’t they appear in the universe?
What is the combined motion of everything in the universe? How does all of that influence us? Are we just going around in circles, or is there something more? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
What are some wild stories behind names in astronomy and physics? How did we get the jargon words that we did? What are some of the funniest names?
What’s the difference between science and pseudoscience? What is a scientific mindset? How are we able to spot pseudoscience when it’s happening? I discuss these questions and more in today’s Ask a Spaceman!
How was massive astronomy done in the 1800’s? Who were the Harvard Computers? How did Annie Jump Cannon figure out how to classify stars?
Why didn’t the big bang collapse in a singularity? What would a universe-sized black hole be like? Now that I think about it, do we live inside a giant black hole already?