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Run, star, run! Fastest star known breaks free from our galaxy’s bonds

Run, star, run! Fastest star known breaks free from our galaxy’s bonds | promienie | Scoop.it
A hypervelocity star traveling at a speed of 1,200 kilometers per second is heading away from the Milky Way galaxy, boosted by its sibling star’s death as a massive supernova.
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#astronomy #space · Fastest #Star known breaks free from our #Galaxy's bonds — 8 Mar 2015 RT

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​Cosmic fireworks: Colorful pyrotechnics on display in a galaxy near ours

​Cosmic fireworks: Colorful pyrotechnics on display in a galaxy near ours | promienie | Scoop.it
Some 23 million light years away, a nearby spiral galaxy is spinning like a pinwheel in space, putting on a fireworks display of truly galactic proportions.
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