Unbound Hypervelocity Star Will Escape The Galaxy

March 9, 2015 3:14 AM

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Astronomers have discovered a star that is traveling at about 1,200 kilometers per second (about 2.7 million mph), which is fast enough to escape the gravitational pull of the galaxy.

Astronomers from the University of Hawaii found the fastest-known star in the Milky Way that is on a path out of the galaxy. According to the astronomers, the star, which is called US 708, will escape the gravitational pull of the galaxy, and eventually make its way into intergalactic space.

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