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Watch: Runaway Star Hurtling Through the Galaxy

Around five million years ago, a star was catapulted out of the massive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Traveling at an astonishing 3.7 million mph, this fast moving solar object, known as S5-HVS1, was recently spotted by astronomers in the constellation Grus (around 29,000 light years away).

Yet, because of its great momentum (traveling about 10 times faster than most stars), "it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return," said researcher Douglas Boubert. The discovery also sheds light on how black holes can eject stars with incredible velocity. Read more at Space.com and Carnegie Science.

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