runaway star


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runaway star

A young star of spectral type O or early B with a very high space velocity, examples including AE Aurigae, 53 Arietis, and Mu Columbae. It has probably been flung out from a close binary star when its companion has exploded as a supernova.

runaway star

[′rən·ə′wā ′stär]
(astronomy)
A star of spectral type O or early B with an unusually high spatial velocity; believed to result from a supernova explosion in a close binary system.
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Directly above the Young Nebula is the Runaway Star, which is the bright blue star with a red arc over it.
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