high-velocity star

high-velocity star

[′hī və¦läs·əd·ē ′stär]
(astronomy)
A star that moves across the galactic track along which the majority of the stars execute their galactic rotation, thus exhibiting high velocity with respect to the sun and low velocity with respect to the galactic center.
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Also, there are an unusually large number of high-velocity stars around 30 Doradus.
Also, there is an unusually large number of high-velocity stars around 30 Doradus.

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