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.

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ESO

À propos de l'image

Identification:eso0536a
Type:Observation
Date de publication:9 novembre 2005
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso0536
Taille:2191 x 2461 px

À propos de l'objet

Nom:HE 0437-5439
Type:Milky Way : Star : Type : Blue Straggler
Distance:200000 années lumière
Catégorie:Stars

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Very Large Telescope
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Very Large Telescope
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