April 26, 2014 10:26 am

Your Questions about Quantum Entanglement, Cosmic Bruising and More This Sunday


NASA image of collision between Andromeda and Milky Way Galaxies as seen from earth.

Earth’s night sky in 3.75 billion years, as Andromeda (left) fills the field of view and begins to distort the Milky Way with tidal pull. (Credit: NASA; ESA; Z. Levay and R. van der Marel, STScI; T. Hallas; and A. Mellinger)

Cosmic bruises…

Quantum entanglement…

Gravitational lensing…

Ion drives…

Asteroid mining…

Evaporating black holes…

Expanding universes and colliding galaxies…

The search for atmospheric biomarkers on exoplanets…

No, this isn’t science fiction… it’s the frontier of science in 2014. And tomorrow night, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Eugene Mirman tick off a few of the latest scientific discoveries as they answer more of your Cosmic Queries.

To be perfectly honest, some science fiction does sneak in, thanks to a couple of your questions about warp drive technology.

And then there are the more speculative subjects you asked about, like what was around before The Big Bang, could time have multiple dimensions, and what would it be like to live on a planet orbiting a pulsar.

Oh yeah, and did we mention that Neil talks about why creationism shouldn’t be considered real science and tells the story of how Seth MacFarlane gave him a credit as science advisor for an episode of Family Guy?

Cosmic Queries: New Discoveries will be on our website and on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher and more this Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 PM ET.

That’s it for now. Keep Looking Up!

–Jeffrey Simons

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