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November 10, 2005

Shooting Star: Star Clocked At 1.5 Millon MPH

You know, if a star hits you moving at 1.5 million MPH, it could probably do some damage.

Astronomers using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope have recorded a massive star moving at more than 1.5 million mph.

Since stars are not born with such large velocities, its position suggests it was ejected from the Large Magellanic Cloud, perhaps by a massive black hole in the Milky Way's closest neighbor.



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