Astrophysicists estimate that a star must get a 1,000,000+ mile-per-hour boost relative to the motion of the Milky Way to achieve escape velocity.
“These new hypervelocity stars are very different from the ones that have been discovered previously,” said Vanderbilt University graduate student Lauren Palladino, the lead author of the study. ”The original hypervelocity stars are large blue stars and appear to have originated from the galactic center. Our new stars are relatively small – about the size of the sun – and the surprising part is that none of them appear to come from the galactic core.”
Now this interests me for a couple of reasons.
- Is this really a star or an interstellar spacecraft? Given the chances of the existence of a spacegoing extraterrestrial civilization, what is the likelihood of such a craft being misinterpreted by myopic science?
- Viv-a-vis the big bang: here is an example of a star that is not "banging" with the rest of the stars. Is there an explanation for this?
Edited by Xynoplas, 09 January 2014 - 08:24 PM.