NASA’s Hubble Shows Hyperfast Star Was Booted From Milky Way

July 22 – NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has detected a hypervelocity star, a rare phenomenon moving three times faster than our sun. The star may have been created in a cosmic misstep. A hundred million years ago, a triple-star system was traveling through the center of the Milky Way galaxy when it wandered too close to the galaxy’s giant black hole. The black hole captured one of the stars and hurled the other two out of the Milky Way. The two outbound stars merged to form a super-hot blue star traveling at incredible speeds.
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2010/jul/HQ_10-175_Hubble_Milky_Way.html

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