Star ejected from the Large Magellanic Cloud (artist''s view)

Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have recorded a massive star moving at more than 2.6 million kilometres per hour. Stars are not born with such large velocities. Its position in the sky leads to the suggestion that the star was kicked out from the Large Magellanic Cloud, providing indirect evidence for a massive black hole in the Milky Way's closest neighbour.

Kilde:

ESO

Om billedet

Id:eso0536a
Type:Observation
Udgivelsesdato:9. november 2005
Relaterede pressemeddelelser:eso0536
Størrelse:2191 x 2461 px

Om objektet

Navn:HE 0437-5439
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Blue Straggler
Afstand:200000 lysår
Kategori:Stars

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