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Stars in the Milky Way's centre often get dangerously close together

8 May 2020, 07:00 UTC
Stars in the Milky Way's centre often get dangerously close together R. Ibata

When a star passes another star, any planets orbiting them can be flung into space, destroying what could once have been hospitable solar systems. And while rare in the outer parts of our galaxy, such events might be common in the inner regions of the Milky Way.

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