Episode 539

Q&A 92: Can We Accelerate At 1G Like In The Expanse? Featuring Sophia Gad-Nasr


July 24th, 2019

30 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

In this week's QA, I tackle constant acceleration. Do we have anything that can accelerate at 1G for long periods of time? Why are there different sized stars? And do the heavier elements come from supernovae or colliding neutron stars?

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Traveling for billions of light years in a human lifetime

00:00 Continuous thrust at 1G?
02:25 How can bigger stars form?
03:56 Heavy elements from supernovae?
07:00 OWL versus E-ELT
09:34 Time dilation from living on Mars
12:55 Do Uranus' moons rotate around its equator?
14:38 Attach a telescope to ISS?
18:23 Terrified about the Sun
21:42 Do neutron stars turn into black holes
23:06 Why do astronomers call elements metal?
25:40 Can we find dark matter everywhere?

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