The Milky Way's Superfast Stars May Have Been Fired Out Of A Nearby Galaxy

Submitted by: rumham 2 months ago in Science


An excerpt from Science Magazine: A small number of stars moving so fast they’ll eventually escape the Milky Way may not come from our galaxy at all, a new study reveals. Until now, scientists have largely believed that such hypervelocity stars originate when binary stars get torn apart by the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, which consumes one star and flings the other away at incredible speeds. 
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