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the-star-stuff:

Hypervelocity planets are zooming out of our galaxy at warp speed

The wildest ride in the galaxy is found on hypervelocity planets. These worlds got too close to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, and have been flung away at a twentieth of the speed of light.
While rogue planets are common enough, these hypervelocity planets represent a much rarer case and can only be formed by a star system - specifically, a double star system - coming into contact with Sagittarius-A*, our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole. Previous research has indicated that when a binary star system gets too close to Sagittarius-A*, it’s possible the system to be ripped apart, with one star entering orbit around the black hole while the other is ejected at enormous speeds.
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Via Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Artist’s conception by David A. Aguilar (CfA).

the-star-stuff:

Hypervelocity planets are zooming out of our galaxy at warp speed

The wildest ride in the galaxy is found on hypervelocity planets. These worlds got too close to the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, and have been flung away at a twentieth of the speed of light.

While rogue planets are common enough, these hypervelocity planets represent a much rarer case and can only be formed by a star system - specifically, a double star system - coming into contact with Sagittarius-A*, our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole. Previous research has indicated that when a binary star system gets too close to Sagittarius-A*, it’s possible the system to be ripped apart, with one star entering orbit around the black hole while the other is ejected at enormous speeds.

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Via Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Artist’s conception by David A. Aguilar (CfA).

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“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”
An animated neon poster for the original Star Wars film - Episode IV: A New Hope. This is the key moment when Luke discovers his call to adventure and the hero’s journey begins.
Also in this series of Star Wars neon posters:
The Empire Strikes Back - http://mrwhaite.tumblr.com/post/6314624437/neonempire
Return of the Jedi - http://mrwhaite.tumblr.com/post/6355618795/neonjedi

mrwhaite:

“Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope.”

An animated neon poster for the original Star Wars film - Episode IV: A New Hope. This is the key moment when Luke discovers his call to adventure and the hero’s journey begins.

Also in this series of Star Wars neon posters:

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