Institute of Astronomy

The unquiet neighbour: how the LMC bugs the Milky Way

SpeakerTalk DateTalk Series
Eugene Vasiliev (IoA)20 October 2021Institute of Astronomy Seminars


I report the adverse effects that the Large Magellanic Cloud has on the Milky Way dynamics: deflection of stellar streams and satellite galaxies, disruption of the serene tranquility of the stellar halo, displacement of the Galaxy itself. I will then illustrate possible measures to restore the order in celestial spheres, and discuss how this star-crossed encounter could be used for an astronomer's benefit.


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