Jul. 24, 2012

Ask an Astrophysicist

by Leslie Taylor

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Ever wanted to chat with a Nobel Prize winner? Now's your chance. Because this Friday astrophysicist Adam Riess joins us, and we'll be opening up the phones to your questions. Riess shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics for discovering that the expansion of the universe is accelerating, but Friday's conversation could cover any topic in space science. Want to talk about dark matter? Dark energy? Pluto's fifth moon? Or how about the new spy telescopes NASA inherited? We'll be looking to you to shape the conversation.
 
As background, here's a look back at some of our recent astrophysics coverage. Hope to hear from you Friday! In the meantime, leave your topic suggestions and questions in the comments.
 
Conversations with Adam Riess:
 
dark matter, dark flow, and dark energy:
 
Big questions about the universe:
 
how we observe the universe:
 
About Leslie Taylor

Leslie is the online editor at Workboat.com and NationalFisherman.com. She has a background in oceanography and is passionate about getting non-scientists and young people to realize how cool science can be. She is also Science Friday's former web editor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Science Friday.
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