Hypervelocity Stars –“Not Launched By Milky Way’s Supermassive Black Hole”

 

Supermassive Black Hole

 

“This discovery dramatically changes our view on the origin of fast-moving stars,” said Monica Valluri, an astronomer at the University of Michigan. “The fact that the trajectory of this massive fast-moving star originates in the disk rather that at the Galactic center indicates that the very extreme environments needed to eject fast-moving stars can arise in places other than around supermassive black holes.”

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