Highly unusual, a huge star has been discovered in the Milky Way (our galaxy) that is moving at the incredible speed of 1.6 million miles per hour. Who knows, maybe it's really a Big Borg ship headed this way!
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. These results will soon be published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters.
The full text of this ESO Press release 27/05 and the associated artist’s impression is available at Read More>>