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Runaway star. 90 times more massive then our Sun.

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posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:22 PM
This is awesome !

I just read an article about a massive star that is moving away from it's birth place.
The speed of this star is about 250,000 mph (400,000 kph).

enough to go to the Moon and back in 2 hours.

Here is a picture for ya.

This image of the 30 Doradus Nebula, a rambunctious stellar nursery, and the enlarged inset photo show a heavyweight star that may have been kicked out of its home by a pair of heftier siblings. The image was taken by the Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) aboard the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The heavyweight star, called 30 Dor #016, is 90 times more massive than the Sun. In the wider view of 30 Doradus, taken with European Southern Observatory’s (ESO) Wide Field Imager at the MPG/ESO 2.2-metre telescope in Chile, the homeless star, located on the outskirts of the nebula, is centred within a white box. Credit: NASA, ESA, J. Walsh (ST-ECF), ESO

Link to picture source.

The star comes from a region where a more massive stars fire up. Several of them are even around 100 sun masses. A mass that isn't possible according to some scientist.

You can read about that one right here : An impossible star.

The finding is yet more evidence that the most Massive stars in the local universe can be found in the Tarantula Nebula, making it a unique laboratory for studying heavyweight stars. R136 is nestled inside the Tarantula Nebula, which is located 170,000 light-years from Earth and contains several stars topping 100 solar masses each.

The article suggests two ways it could have gotten kicked out. Because of a pinball effect or a super nova explosion from a binary system.

You can all read it right here : Runaway Star Flees Birthplace at Breakneck Speed

I never even knew this happened and it only makes me appreciate the cosmos even more.

Please ? Enjoy !

~ SK

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[edit on 5/11/2010 by Sinter Klaas]

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:25 PM
Wow amazing!

Scientists it seems have no clue what they are talking about, maybe they just read a script from the government.

Anyways, I thought this was already possible.

Kool pictures and good find

posted on May, 11 2010 @ 03:29 PM
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