Got a question for a real NASA astronomer? Ask it here!

NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller will be at Big Think's studio on May 16th to answer YOUR questions! Here's all you need to know to submit your science-related inquiries.

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Big Think's amazing audience has responded so well to our videos from NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller that we couldn't wait to bring her back for more!

On the morning of May 16, 2019, she's ready to tackle any questions you're willing to throw at her, such as, "How big is the Universe?" or "Am I really made of stardust?" or, "How long until Elon Musk starts a colony on Mars?"

All you have to do is submit your questions to the form below, and we'll use them for an upcoming Q+A session with Michelle. You know what to do, Big Thinkers!


Here's a question Michelle answered from a Big Thinker!

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