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Massive Star Observed Ripping Through Interstellar Cloud at 24 km per Sec

April 19, 2011

Astronomers theorize that this stellar juggernaut was likely once part of a binary star system with an even more massive partner that exploded as a supernova, blasting away most of its mass, freeing Zeta Ophiuchi from its partner’s gravity and shot away like a bullet moving 24 kilometers per second (54,000 miles per hour).


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