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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Mira is also known for being a high-velocity star, plunging southward through our part of the Milky Way at an unusual 130 kilometers (80 miles) per second.
I was amazed how well we could apply the methods we developed with simulated stars to the high-precision data for the innermost high-velocity stars close to the supermassive black hole.
They include discussion of heliosphere boundary measurements, interstellar grain alignments, molecular gas, stars, star formation, planetary physics, exoplanetary systems, high-velocity stars, metal-poor stars, galactic archaeology, semianalytic vs.
Also, there are an unusually large number of high-velocity stars around 30 Doradus.

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