Astronomers Discover Hundreds of High-Velocity Stars, Many on Their Way Out of the Milky Way

Combining data from two of the largest databases in the world, an international team of astronomers was able to doubledthe…

1 year ago

Determining the Mass of the Milky Way Using Hypervelocity Stars

Researchers from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have devised a new way to measure the mass of our galaxy…

4 years ago

Planets Could Travel Along with Rogue ‘Hypervelocity’ Stars, Spreading Life Throughout the Universe

In a series of new studies, Harvard astronomers show that hypervelocity stars are common in our Universe and could be…

7 years ago