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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Um myndina

Auðkenni:eso0536a
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:9. nóvember 2005
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso0536
Stærð:2191 x 2461 px

Um fyrirbærið

Nafn:HE 0437-5439
Tegund:Milky Way : Star : Type : Blue Straggler
Fjarlægð:200000 ljósár
Flokkur:Stars

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