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The Fastest Runaway Star in the Galaxy

Most stars orbit the center of the galaxy. Some stars don’t. Learn what scientists think is going on, with Reid Reimers!
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Sources:
http://www.sciencemag.org/content/347/6226/1126
http://arxiv.org/pdf/astro-ph/0501177v1.pdf
http://www.keckobservatory.org/recent/entry/thermonuclear_supernova_ejects_galaxys_fastest_star
https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/oir/sp/hypervel.html
http://www.space.com/28737-fastest-star-galaxy-strange-origin.html
http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150907-the-fastest-stars-in-the-universe
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150305-supernova-hypervelocity-star-white-dwarf-astronomy/

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