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Nearest Bright 'Hypervelocity Star' Found


May 7, 2014

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An NSF-funded astronomy research team discovered a "hypervelocity star" that is the closest, second-brightest and among the largest of 20 found so far. Speeding at more than 1 million miles-per-hour, the star may provide clues about the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way and the halo of mysterious "dark matter" surrounding the galaxy, astronomers say.Full Story

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