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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Identificazione:eso0536a
Tipo:Osservazione
Data di pubblicazione:09 Novembre 2005
Notizie relative:eso0536
Dimensione:2191 x 2461 px

A proposito delll'oggetto

Nome:HE 0437-5439
Tipo:Milky Way : Star : Type : Blue Straggler
Distanza:200000 Anni luce
Categoria:Stars

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