A star on its way out of the Milky Way has set a new speed record. What’s the rush? Read on to find out…
Palladino et al. find 13 new hypervelocity star candidates in the galaxy and find they probably do not originate from the center of the galaxy.
Five new hypervelocity stars have been discovered in the outer regions of the Milky Way. In this paper, the authors discuss what these stars are, how they got so far away, and what their distribution implies about the center of our galaxy.
Don’t wish upon a shooting star; wish upon a shooting planet.