Fast-moving star is a really big loser

Fast-moving star is a really big loser

Which means the cosmic bullies that sent 30 Doradus 016 reeling must be even bigger

By Ron Cowen, 16:12 PM May 7, 2010

In stellar terms, weighing as much as 90 suns ought to get you some respect.

But the star 30 Doradus 016 was born in a particularly rough neighborhood. New research presented May 3 and in an upcoming journal article suggests it was unceremoniously kicked out of its native home by two even bigger bullies. And an unpublished study of the core of the same star-forming region, located in a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way called the Large Magellanic Cloud, concludes that there may be really huge ...

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