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Much Faster Than a Speeding Bullet, Planets and Stars Escape the Milky Way


March 29, 2012

an artist's conception of a runaway planet Dartmouth College research explains the phenomenon of runaway planets and stars which are ejected from the Milky Way by the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center. Full Story

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