Episode 679

Q&A 127: Does the Simulation Hypothesis Explain the Fermi Paradox? And More...


September 8th, 2020

31 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

In this week's questions show, you wondered if the simulation hypothesis is a good answer to the Fermi Paradox. How to get a career in space manufacturing? Will a compass work on Mars? And more...

Featuring Moiya McTier

00:00 Start
00:27 Could the simulation hypothesis explain the Fermi Paradox?
02:54 The future of space manufacturing?
05:47 Does a compass work on Mars?
07:10 Why don't we have video from Juno and other spacecraft?
11:10 Could a black hole spin so fast that it tears itself apart?
13:08 Will the Universe eventually expand out of view?
16:31 Why do we assume Dyson Spheres are inevitable?
17:01 What megaprojects could Starship be used for?
22:26 How will astronauts be protected from meteorites on the Moon?
24:42 How to get started in astrophotography
29:07 How many planets are confirmed through multiple methods?

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