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Runaway Star Was Ejected From The “Heart Of Darkness”

12 Nov 2019, 13:53 UTC
Runaway Star Was Ejected From The “Heart Of Darkness” Carnegie Institution for Science

A star traveling at ultrafast speeds after being ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart of our galaxy was spotted by an international team of astronomers including Carnegie’s Ting Li and Alex Ji. Hurtling at the blistering speed of 6 million kilometers per hour, the star is moving so fast that it will leave the Milky Way and head into intergalactic space.

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