Episode 53: Lethargic Lads and Ladies

What’s the opposite of high-energy astrophysics? In today’s episode, we recognize the unsung heroes of astronomy: the low-energy, sleepy objects that keep on chugging in spite of it all. Will describes recent findings that the Sun is a bit sleepier than its peers, Alex Illustr(is/ates) how galaxy cluster fly-bys can make an ultra-diffuse galaxy a little more chill, and Malena delivers an uncharacteristically non-thematic space sound. To top it off, we learn about the slowest song ever written (hold your applause until the end).


Astrobites: 

https://astrobites.org/2021/10/04/dead-udgs/

https://astrobites.org/2022/01/29/is-the-sun-a-lazy-star/

Space Sound: 

https://www.eso.org/public/announcements/ann19045/

Fate of the Universe video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uD4izuDMUQA 

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