Massive hypervelocity star escaping Milky Way hints at presence of hidden black hole

An international team of astronomers has recreated the orbital history of an enormous star that is currently barreling away from our galaxy at a phenomenal rate, having been ejected from one of the Milky Way’s spiral arms. The discovery challenges the popular theory that escaping stars originate from the galactic center, and could hint at the presence of an undiscovered black hole…
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