Episode 34: Where Classifications Crumble

You’ve heard about planets, stars, galaxies, and other “types” of astronomical objects on the show — but what about the objects that defy our classification schemes? Will discusses how a mysterious system of massive planets(?) came to be, Alex puts on his thinking cap and tells us about the Universe’s biggest hat, and we top it all off with a discussion of the benefits and shortcomings of classifications in astronomy.


Classifying the Cosmos: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9783030103798
Book review of Classifying the Cosmos: https://astrobites.org/2019/11/21/book-review-classifying-the-cosmos/

System Sounds: https://www.system-sounds.com/
Space sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHNeDlZp-Uk&t=3s

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